Support - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |səˈpɔːrt|  American pronunciation of the word support
Brit.  |səˈpɔːt|  British pronunciation of the word support


- the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
- aiding the cause or policy or interests of
- something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest
- a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission(syn: reenforcement, reinforcement)
- documentary validation(syn: documentation)
- the financial means whereby one lives(syn: keep, livelihood, living, sustenance)
- supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

▼ (4)


- give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
- support materially or financially
- be behind; approve of (syn: back, endorse, indorse)
- be the physical support of; carry the weight of(syn: hold, sustain)
- establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts(syn: affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, sustain)
- adopt as a belief (syn: subscribe)
- support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm (syn: corroborate, underpin)

▼ (4)


The team gets a lot of support from its fans.

I'd like to thank my parents for all of their love and support over the years.

He depended on his wife for emotional support.

He applied for financial support from the state.

The company's friendly support staff

Inspectors found that some of the bridge's supports were weak.

She used my arm as a support and limped to the chair.

These sneakers are designed to give your feet extra support.

A chair which stands unevenly on its feet is useless as a support.

He was the sole support of his father.

The support of this place is a great export of white wine.

Traditionally, support came with the cost of a computer.

I am going to call tech support.

More than one hundred stone columns supported a massive roof.

This luxury was supported by a thriving trade.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: support
he/she/it: supports
present participle: supporting
past tense: supported
past participle: supported
singular: support
plural: supports
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