1. The activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities (synset 101218392)
    "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"
  2. Aiding the cause or policy or interests of (synset 101215009)
    "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
  3. Something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest (synset 105701884)
    "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"
  4. A military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission (synset 100973567)
    "they called for artillery support"
  5. Documentary validation (synset 100155253)
    "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"
  6. The financial means whereby one lives (synset 113386459)
    "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
  7. Supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation (synset 104367588)
    "the statue stood on a marble support"
  8. The act of bearing the weight of or strengthening (synset 101019262)
    "he leaned against the wall for support"
  9. A musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts (synset 107045239)
  10. Any device that bears the weight of another thing (synset 104366676)
    "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
  11. Financial resources provided to make some project possible (synset 113386871)
    "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
  1. Give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to (synset 202561834)
    "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
  2. Support materially or financially (synset 202223876)
    "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
  3. Be behind;
    Approve of (synset 202459338)
    "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
  4. Be the physical support of;
    Carry the weight of (synset 201219607)
    "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
  5. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts (synset 200667804)
    "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
  6. Adopt as a belief (synset 200807976)
    "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
  7. Support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm (synset 202669418)
    "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
  8. Argue or speak in defense of (synset 200896689)
    "She supported the motion to strike"
  9. Play a subordinate role to (another performer) (synset 201724650)
    "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
  10. Be a regular customer or client of (synset 200910574)
    "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
  11. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant (synset 200670017)
    "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

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