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  • financial resources provided to make some project possible
    • the foundation provided support for the experiment
  • any device that bears the weight of another thing
    • there was no place to attach supports for a shelf
  • a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
  • the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    • he leaned against the wall for support
  • supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
    • the statue stood on a marble support
  • the financial means whereby one lives
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • documentary validation
    • his documentation of the results was excellent
    • the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones
  • a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
    • they called for artillery support
  • something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest
    • the policy found little public support
    • his faith was all the support he needed
    • the team enjoyed the support of their fans
  • aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support
  • the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    • 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
  • be a regular customer or client of
    • We patronize this store
    • Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could
  • play a subordinate role to (another performer)
    • Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act
  • argue or speak in defense of
    • She supported the motion to strike
  • support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
    • The stories and claims were born out by the evidence
  • adopt as a belief
    • I subscribe to your view on abortion
  • establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant
  • be the physical support of; carry the weight of
    • The beam holds up the roof
    • He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
    • What's holding that mirror?
  • be behind; approve of
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • support materially or financially
    • he does not support his natural children
    • The scholarship supported me when I was in college
  • give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up
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