Synonyms of 'support'
to give practical or emotional help to (someone)He supported the hardworking people.
help, , ,
If you're not willing to help me, I'll find somebody who will.
He seconded the motion against fox hunting.
a software system to aid managers in decision-making
He forwarded their cause with courage, skill and humour.
Police chiefs strongly defended police conduct.
His country will do everything possible to promote peace.
take (someone's) part, ,
They decided to assist me with my chores.
uphold, , , , ,
upholding the artist's right to creative freedom
hold (someone's) hand, ,
The money would be used to succour evicted families.
boost (someone's) morale,
take up the cudgels for,
be a source of strength to
to provide the necessities of life for (a family or person)I have children to support, and a home to be maintained.
the basic costs of maintaining a child
She kept many foster children over the years.
The foundation has funded a variety of faculty programs.
new taxes to finance increased military expenditure
She has fostered more than 100 children.
take care of,
a government decision to subsidize coal mining
to establish the truthfulness or accuracy of (a theory or statement) by providing new factsThe evidence does not support the argument.
This confirms what I suspected all along.
The government has not verified any of these reports.
There is little scientific evidence to substantiate the claims.
I had access to a wide range of documents which corroborated the story.
The effects of sleeping less than eight hours a night have been well documented.
I can endorse this statement wholeheartedly.
He authenticated the accuracy of various details.
lend credence to
to carry the weight of (a thing or person)the thick wooden posts that supported the ceiling
The ice was not thick enough to bear the weight of marching men.
This horse can't carry your weight.
The magnets have lost the capacity to sustain the weight.
They had to reinforce the walls with exterior beams.
Hold the weight with a straight arm above your head.
The lights showed the old timbers, used to brace the roof.
The crown court upheld the magistrate's decision.
a number of measures intended to bolster morale
They may find it hard to shore up their defences.
His tough line is buttressed by a democratic mandate.
to take an active interest in and be loyal to (a particular football or other sports team)I've supported Newcastle all my life.
the millions of people who follow football
He is backed by the civic movement.
He passionately championed the poor.
Their task is to encourage private investment in Russia.
We favour greater protection of the environment.
They advocate fewer government controls on business.
She ran away to Mexico and espoused the revolutionary cause.
She can no longer tolerate the position that she's in.
She doesn't suffer fools gladly and, in her view, most people are fools.
She bore her sufferings bravely.
I could never stomach the cruelty involved in the wounding of animals.
I simply can't endure another moment of her company.
New recruits have been undergoing training in recent weeks.
If I submitted to their demands, they would not press the allegations.
The army will brook no weakening of its power.
The planners will not countenance any changes to the exterior of the barn.
the act of supporting or the condition of being supportedThey are prepared to resort to violence in support of their views.
The thing that matters is the furtherance of research.
He said the president had the full backing of his government.
dedicated to the promotion of new ideas and research
an obsessive drive to win his father's approval
The encouragement of trade will benefit the process of economic reform.
the leadership's espousal of the causes of reform and nationalism
the act of supporting or the condition of being supportedWe hope to continue to have her close support and friendship.
comfort, , ,
I tried to find some words of comfort to offer her.
They gave their formal blessing to the idea.
Charles II set about reviving royal patronage of the arts.
Have you offered comfort and succour to your friend?
a proposal to cut agricultural support
a thing that bears the weight of an object from belowRats had been gnawing at the supports of the house.
Eight wooden posts were driven into the ground.
foundation, , , , ,
Best friends are the foundation of my life.
She wears a neck brace.
the pillars supporting the roof
underpinning, , ,
the economic underpinning of ancient Mexican society
It looked as though he would crash into the concrete abutment.
a person who gives someone practical or emotional helpAndrew is terrific. He's been such a support to me.
a major supporter of the tax reform plan
The timber is reinforced with three steel props on a concrete foundation.
Fish and rice were the mainstays of their diet.
tower of strength,
He shouted to his seconds, `I did it!'
I was looking for a backer to assist me in the attempted buy-out.
the economic backbone of the nation
the means of providing the necessities of life for a family or personYou are entitled to send child support.
The money will be used for the estate's upkeep.
His parents paid his maintenance while he was at university.
I need to give my parents money for my keep.
fishermen who depend on the seas for their livelihood.
Up to £350,000 has been spent on travel and subsistence.
everything that is necessary for the sustenance of the offspring
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in the sense of abutment
a construction that supports the end of a bridgeIt looked as though he would crash into the concrete abutment.
in the sense of advocate
to recommend a course of action publiclyThey advocate fewer government controls on business.
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