HyperDic: support

English > 22 senses of the word support:
VERBsocialsupport, back upgive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
possessionsupportsupport materially or financially
socialsupport, back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk forbe behind
contactsupport, hold, sustain, hold upbe the physical support of
cognitionsupport, confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, affirmestablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
communicationsupport, subscribeadopt as a belief
stativesupport, corroborate, underpin, bear outsupport / support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
communicationsupport, defend, fend forargue or speak in defense / defense of
creationsupportplay a subordinate role to (another performer)
communicationsupport, patronize, patronise, patronage, keep goingbe a regular customer or client of
cognitionsupport, digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, brook, abide, suffer, put upput up with something or somebody unpleasant
NOUNactsupportthe activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
actsupportaiding the cause or policy or interests of
cognitionsupportsomething providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest
actsupport, reinforcement, reenforcementa military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
actsupport, documentationdocumentary validation
possessionsupport, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenancethe financial means whereby one lives
artifactsupportsupporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
actsupport, supportingthe act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
communicationsupport, accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backupa musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
artifactsupportany device that bears the weight of another thing
possessionsupport, financial support, funding, backing, financial backingfinancial resources provided to make some project possible
support > pronunciation
Soundssahpao'rt
Rhymesabort ... wart: 48 rhymes with aort...
English > support: 22 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities.
Examples
  • "his support kept the family together"
  • "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"
Narrowerlogistic support, logistic assistanceAssistance between and within military commands
sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance, upkeepThe act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishapoyo, ayuda
Catalanajuda, ajut, suport
Verbssupportsupport materially or financially
English > support: 22 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAiding the cause or policy or interests of.
Examples
  • "the president no longer has the support of his own party"
  • "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
Narroweradvocacy, protagonismactive support of an idea or cause etc.
attachment, adherence, adhesionFaithful support for a cause or political party or religion
blessing, approval, approvingThe formal act of approving
endorsement, indorsementThe act of endorsing / endorsing
reassuranceThe act of reassuring
sponsorshipThe act of sponsoring (either officially or financially)
Broaderaid, assist, assistance, helpThe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
Spanishapoyo, ayuda
Catalanajuda, ajut, suport
Verbssupportadopt as a belief
supportargue or speak in defense / defense of
supportbe behind
English > support: 22 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningSomething providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest.
Examples
  • "the policy found little public support"
  • "his faith was all the support he needed"
  • "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"
Narroweranchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpinA central cohesive source of support and stability
lifelinesupport that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection)
BroaderinfluenceA cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
Spanishapoyo, corroboración, sostén
Catalansuport
Verbssupportgive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
English > support: 22 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission.
Example"they called for artillery support"
Synonymsreinforcement, reenforcement
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narrowerclose supportClose-in firing by one unit against an enemy / enemy engaged by another unit
Broaderoperation, military operationActivity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
Spanishrefuerzo
Catalanreforç
English > support: 22 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningdocumentary validation.
Example "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"
Synonymdocumentation
Broadervalidation, proof, substantiationThe act of validating
Spanishdocumentación, fundamento
Catalandocumentació
Verbssupportestablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
supportsupport / support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
English > support: 22 senses > noun 6, possession
MeaningThe financial means whereby one lives.
Example "he applied to the state for support"
Synonymskeep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance
Narrowercomforts, creature comforts, amenities, conveniencesthings that make you comfortable / comfortable and at ease
maintenancemeans of maintenance of a family or group
meal ticketA source of income or livelihood
subsistenceminimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting
Broaderresourceavailable source of wealth
Spanishmanutención, sustentación, sustento
Catalanmanutenció, sustentacle
Verbssupportsupport materially or financially
English > support: 22 senses > noun 7, artifact
Meaningsupporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation.
Example"the statue stood on a marble support"
NarrowerabutmentA masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
architraveThe lowest part of an entablature
basementThe ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture
buttress, buttressingA support usually of stone or brick
foundation, base, fundament, foot, groundwork, substructure, understructureLowest support of a structure
pedestal, plinth, footstallAn architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)
propA support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
Broadersupporting structureA structure that serves to support something
Spanishapoyo, base, soporte
Catalansuport
Verbssupportbe the physical support of
English > support: 22 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of bearing the weight of or strengthening.
Example"he leaned against the wall for support"
Synonymsupporting
Narrowershoring, shoring up, propping upThe act of propping up with shores
suspension, dangling, hangingThe act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Verbssupportbe the physical support of
English > support: 22 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningA musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts.
Synonymsaccompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup
Narrowerdescant, discantA decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
vampAn improvised musical accompaniment
Broaderpart, voiceThe melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
Spanishacompañamiento, música de acompañamiento
Catalanacompanyament, segona
Verbssupportplay a subordinate role to (another performer)
English > support: 22 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningAny device that bears the weight of another thing.
Example"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
Narrowerandiron, firedog, dog, dog-ironmetal supports for logs in a fireplace
arch supportA support for the arch of the foot
back, backrestA support that you can lean against while sitting
backboardA board used to support the back of someone or something
balusterOne of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing
barA horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
base, pedestal, standA support or foundation
bearingA rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
bearing wallAny wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building
bedpostAny of 4 vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead
bookendA support placed at the end of a row of books / books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)
braceA support that steadies or strengthens something else
bracket, wall bracketA support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
bridgeA wooden support that holds the strings up
footA support resembling a pedal extremity
foothold, footingA place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
handrestA support for the hand
hangerAnything from which something can be hung
harnessA support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
harpA pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade
headstockThe stationary support in a machine or power tool that supports and drives a revolving part (as a chuck or the spindle on a lathe)
legOne of the supports for a piece of furniture
perchsupport consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
pierA support for two adjacent bridge spans
pier(architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)
pillow blockA cast-iron or steel block for supporting a journal or bearing
rack, standA support for displaying various articles
restA support on which things can be put
ribsupport resembling the rib of an animal
rockerA curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro
seatAny support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit)
shelfA support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
spoke, wheel spoke, radiussupport consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim
step, stairsupport consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway
stirrup, stirrup ironsupport consisting of metal loops into which rider's feet go
stock, gunstockThe handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun
structural membersupport that is a constituent part of any structure or building
tailstocksupport consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece
tee, football teesupport holding a football on end and above the ground preparatory to the kickoff
undercarriageframework that serves as a support for the body of a vehicle
yokesupport consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishapoyo, soporte
Catalansuport
Verbssupportbe the physical support of
English > support: 22 senses > noun 11, possession
Meaningfinancial resources provided to make some project possible.
Example"the foundation provided support for the experiment"
Synonymsfinancial support, funding, backing, financial backing
Broaderresourceavailable source of wealth
Verbssupportsupport materially or financially
English > support: 22 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningGive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelSam cannot support Sue
Example"She supported him during the illness"
Synonymback up
Narrowerhelp, assist, aidGive help or assistance
patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsorDo one's shopping at
promote, advance, boost, further, encouragecontribute to the progress or growth of
rootCheer for
second, back, endorse, indorseGive support or one's approval to
sponsorassume responsibility for or leadership of
undergirdlend moral support to
Spanishapoyar, respaldar
Catalandonar suport, recolzar-se, recolzar
Adjectivessupportivefurnishing support or assistance
Nounssupportsomething providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest
supportera person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
supportersomeone who supports or champions something
English > support: 22 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningsupport materially or financially.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "he does not support his natural children"
  • "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
NarrowerfundFurnish money for
provide, bring home the baconSupply means of subsistence
see throughsupport financially through a period of time
sponsor, patronize, patroniseassume sponsorship of
subsidize, subsidisesupport through subsidies
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishcubrir, respaldar
Catalancobrir, donar suport econòmic
Nounssupportthe activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
supportthe financial means whereby one lives
supportfinancial resources provided to make some project possible
English > support: 22 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningBe behind; approve of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsback, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for
Narrowerchampion, defendprotect or fight for as a champion
guarantee, warrantStand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of
Broaderapprove, O.K., okay, sanctionGive sanction to
Similar tosecond, back, endorse, indorseGive support or one's approval to
Spanishapoyar, aprobar, respaldar, secundar
Catalanaprovar, donar suport, recolzar, secundar
Adjectivessupportivefurnishing support or assistance
Nounssupportaiding the cause or policy or interests of
supportera person who backs a politician or a team etc.
English > support: 22 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningBe the physical support of; carry the weight of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"
Synonymshold, sustain, hold up
Narrowerblocksupport, secure, or raise with a block
bracesupport by bracing
bracketsupport with brackets
buoy, buoy upKeep afloat
carrybear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of
chocksupport on chocks
polesupport on poles
prop up, prop, shore up, shoresupport by placing against something solid or rigid
scaffoldProvide with a scaffold for support
trusssupport structurally
underpinsupport from beneath
Spanishapoyar, soportar, sostener
Catalanaguantar, sostenir
Nounssupport, supportingthe act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
supportany device that bears the weight of another thing
supportsupporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
supportera band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
English > support: 22 senses > verb 5, cognition
MeaningEstablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example "The evidence supports the defendant"
Synonymsconfirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, affirm
Narrowerback, back upEstablish as valid or genuine
documentsupport or supply with references
prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shewEstablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment
validateprove valid
verifyconfirm the truth of
vouchGive supporting evidence
Oppositenegate, contradictprove negative
Spanishcomprobar, confirmar, constatar, corroborar, ratificar, reafirmar, revalidar, sustanciar
Catalanconfirmar, constatar, corroborar, reafirmar
Nounssupportdocumentary validation
English > support: 22 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningAdopt as a belief.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsubscribe
Entailsapprove, O.K., okay, sanctionGive sanction to
Broaderagree, hold, concur, concordBe in accord / accord
Spanishapoyar, respaldar, subscribir, suscribir
Catalandonar suport, subscriure
Nounssupportaiding the cause or policy or interests of
English > support: 22 senses > verb 7, stative
Meaningsupport / support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscorroborate, underpin, bear out
Broadermatch, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
Spanishconfirmar, corroborar, secundar, sostener, sustentar
Catalanaguantar, aprovar, recolzar, secundar, sostenir, sustentar
Nounssupportdocumentary validation
English > support: 22 senses > verb 8, communication
Meaningargue or speak in defense / defense of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"She supported the motion to strike"
Synonymsdefend, fend for
Narrowerapologize, apologise, excuse, rationalize, rationalisedefend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
stand up, stick updefend against attack or criticism
take sides with, take someone's sideSupport someone (as in an argument)
upholdstand up for
Broaderargue, reasonPresent reasons and arguments
Spanishapoyar, defender, respaldar
Catalandefensar, donar suport
Adjectivessupportivefurnishing support or assistance
Nounssupportaiding the cause or policy or interests of
supportera person who backs a politician or a team etc.
supportersomeone who supports or champions something
English > support: 22 senses > verb 9, creation
MeaningPlay a subordinate role to (another performer).
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
Categorydramaturgy, dramatic art, dramatics, theater, theatreThe art of writing and producing plays
Broaderact, play, representPlay a role or part
Nounssupporta musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
English > support: 22 senses > verb 10, communication
MeaningBe a regular customer or client of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymspatronize, patronise, patronage, keep going
Broaderfoster, nurtureHelp develop, help grow
Similar torun on, keep goingContinue uninterrupted
Spanishpatrocinar
Nounssupportersomeone who supports or champions something
English > support: 22 senses > verb 11, cognition
Meaningput up with something or somebody unpleasant.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdigest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, brook, abide, suffer, put up
Narroweraccept, live with, swallowTolerate or accommodate oneself to
bear upendure cheerfully
paybear (a cost or penalty) , in recompense for some action
sit outendure to the end / end
stand for, hold still forTolerate or bear
take a jokelisten to a joke at one's own expense
take lying downSuffer without protest
Broaderpermit, allow, let, countenanceconsent to, give permission
Similar tosufferExperience (emotional) pain
Spanishaguantar, apechar, consentir, digerir, sobrellevar, soportar, sufrir, tolerar
Catalanaguantar, sofrir, suportar, tolerar

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