support


support
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noun
1 help and encouragement
ADJECTIVE
complete, full, total
firm, solid, strong

The candidate enjoys the firm support of local industry.

The plan received strong support from farmers.

considerable, generous, substantial

the company's generous financial support of the arts

good, great, tremendous
active, enthusiastic
loyal
unconditional, unqualified, wholehearted
massive, overwhelming, unanimous

The poll revealed massive support for the proposal.

unflagging, unstinting (esp. BrE), unswerving (esp. BrE), unwavering

We would like to thank Ana for her unwavering support over the years.

growing, increased, increasing
continued, continuing, ongoing
broad, general
grass-roots, popular, public
majority, mass, wide, widespread

The government has lost majority support in the Assembly.

community
main
limited, lukewarm, qualified, weak

My idea only received lukewarm support from my colleagues.

adequate, sufficient
direct, indirect
long-term

people who need long-term support at home

personal

The proposal has the personal support of the president.

mutual

The parents of the sufferers get together for mutual support.

international
Democratic, Labour, Liberal, Republican, etc.
all-party (BrE), bipartisan (esp. AmE), cross-party (BrE)
parental
emotional, moral

She took her sister with her to the interview for moral support.

administrative, economic, electoral, financial, political, practical, technical, etc.
federal, government, official, state
air, intelligence, logistical, logistics, military, naval
customer, tech (= company departments)
life

He's on life support at the moment.

They turned off her life-support machine.

VERB + SUPPORT
enjoy, have

The policy has the support of the community.

derive, draw, get, receive

Which groups does the party draw most of its support from?

enlist, find, gain, mobilize, secure, win

Campaigners have enlisted the support of the local people.

attract, generate
drum up, garner, muster, rally, recruit, seek, solicit, whip up
give sb/sth, lend (sb/sth), offer (sb/sth), provide (sb/sth with)

organizations that provide support and advice to small businesses

lose
cut, cut off, withdraw
need, require

She will need a lot of emotional support at this difficult time.

count on, rely on

Can I count on your support?

deserve
announce, confirm, express, pledge, reaffirm, voice

Many TV celebrities have already pledged their support to the appeal.

come out in, demonstrate, show

one of the first scientists to come out in support of ‘The Origin of Species’

acknowledge

I wish to acknowledge the support of my family during the writing of this book.

appreciate
bolster, broaden, build, build up, increase, strengthen

The government is trying to build popular support for an unwinnable war.

erode, weaken
SUPPORT + VERB
come from sth

Support came from all sections of the community.

grow, rise

Support for the party has risen to 33%.

fall
SUPPORT + NOUN
base, network

He had no support base within the party.

group

a local support group for single parents

services, system
personnel, staff, team
function, role
PREPOSITION
in support of

an intense campaign in support of the proposal

with … support, without … support

The pipeline is to be built with international support.

support against

Farmers mobilized considerable support against plans to remove import restrictions.

support among

The party wishes to broaden its support among professionals.

support between

mutual support between local cooperatives

support for

The president has expressed his support for the project.

support from

The policy has broad support from industry.

PHRASES
a base of support

Fears that instability would return gave the government a broad base of support.

a cut in support, a decline in support
an expression of support

The rebel leader received expressions of support from all quarters.

a lack of support
a source of support
support and encouragement
throw your support behind sb, throw your support to sb (AmE)

She threw her full support behind him.

They are now throwing their support to the other candidate.

2 money to buy food, clothes, etc.
ADJECTIVE
child, family, social, spousal (esp. AmE)
income (BrE)
VERB + SUPPORT
claim

Families earning below a certain amount can claim child support.

pay
PHRASES
a means of support
3 sth that carries the weight of sb/sth
ADJECTIVE
firm
added, additional, extra
back, knee, etc.
roof
structural
VERB + SUPPORT
give sth

The piece of wood under the mattress is to give my back extra support.

SUPPORT + NOUN
beam, structure
PHRASES
hold onto sb/sth for support

He held onto his wife for support as he left the hospital.

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verb
1 help/encourage/agree with sb/sth
ADVERB
overwhelmingly

The people of this country overwhelmingly support their president.

I strongly support the view that education should be available to everyone.

fervently, fully, strongly, wholeheartedly
unanimously
actively, enthusiastically, vigorously

The group is actively supported by the administration.

consistently

He has consistently supported the tax cuts.

directly
tacitly
openly, publicly
loyally

He has supported the party loyally for over twenty years.

ably

The soloists were ably supported by the University Singers.

VERB + SUPPORT
agree to, pledge to, promise to

He promised to support me at the meeting.

be prepared to, be willing to
fail to, refuse to
PREPOSITION
in

Very few countries supported France in its action.

PHRASES
be well supported, be widely supported

These policies were widely supported in the country.

support and encourage sb/sth

Teachers should always support and encourage their students.

2 show that sth is true/correct
ADVERB
strongly, weakly

The evidence strongly supports his claims.

adequately

The sample adequately supports this conclusion.

directly, indirectly

These results indirectly support the hypothesis.

partially
generally

Research has generally supported these predictions.

clearly

Our results clearly support this view.

VERB + SUPPORT
appear to, seem to, tend to
PHRASES
be supported by data, be supported by evidence

His claim is not supported by any evidence.

be well supported

He said the figures were questionable and not well supported.

3 give sb money
ADVERB
financially
generously
partially

This work was partially supported by the government.

VERB + SUPPORT
help (to)
PREPOSITION
through

Her parents supported her all through college.

Support is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑argument, ↑beam, ↑brace, ↑column, ↑conference, ↑data, ↑evidence, ↑experiment, ↑finding, ↑habitat, ↑institute, ↑ministry, ↑party, ↑petition, ↑pillar, ↑report, ↑research, ↑resolution, ↑result, ↑sponsor, ↑study, ↑union, ↑volunteer, ↑voter
Support is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accusation, ↑allegation, ↑amendment, ↑amnesty, ↑appeal, ↑argument, ↑assertion, ↑assumption, ↑back, ↑ban, ↑belief, ↑bid, ↑bill, ↑boycott, ↑campaign, ↑candidate, ↑case, ↑cause, ↑ceiling, ↑charity, ↑claim, ↑conclusion, ↑contention, ↑creation, ↑currency, ↑cut, ↑decision, ↑democracy, ↑development, ↑diagnosis, ↑dictatorship, ↑disarmament, ↑doctrine, ↑draft, ↑economy, ↑effort, ↑equality, ↑establishment, ↑event, ↑existence, ↑expansion, ↑family, ↑finding, ↑force, ↑format, ↑government, ↑graphics, ↑habit, ↑hypothesis, ↑idea, ↑ideal, ↑ideology, ↑impression, ↑industrial action, ↑industry, ↑inference, ↑initiative, ↑interpretation, ↑invasion, ↑legislation, ↑lifestyle, ↑motion, ↑move, ↑movement, ↑need, ↑nomination, ↑nominee, ↑notion, ↑objective, ↑occupation, ↑petition, ↑plan, ↑plea, ↑point of view, ↑policy, ↑position, ↑practice, ↑prediction, ↑program, ↑project, ↑proposal, ↑proposition, ↑rebel, ↑rebellion, ↑recommendation, ↑reform, ↑regime, ↑relative, ↑research, ↑resolution, ↑return, ↑right, ↑roof, ↑scheme, ↑slavery, ↑study, ↑submission, ↑suggestion, ↑supposition, ↑system, ↑team, ↑terror, ↑terrorism, ↑theory, ↑thesis, ↑ticket, ↑treaty, ↑troops, ↑use, ↑view, ↑viewpoint, ↑weight, ↑work

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  • support — [ sypɔr ] n. m. • 1466; de 1. supporter 1 ♦ Vx Le fait, l action de supporter, d aider. ⇒ soutien. ♢ Le fait de subir. « Le support des imperfections d autrui » (Fénelon). ⇒ 1. supporter. 2 ♦ (XVIe) Mod. Ce qui supporte; ce sur quoi une chose… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Support — Sup*port , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supporting}.] [F. supporter, L. supportare to carry on, to convey, in LL., to support, sustain; sub under + portare to carry. See {Port} demeanor.] 1. To bear by being under; to keep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • support — sup·port 1 vt 1 a: to promote the interests or cause of b: to uphold or defend as valid or right c: to argue or vote for 2: to provide with substantiation or corroboration support an alibi 3: to provide with the means …   Law dictionary

  • Support — may refer to the following:* Sympathy, emotional support; * Technical support (a.k.a tech support) in computer hardware, software or electronic goods; * Support (mathematics), a kind of subset of the domain of a function; * Support (measure… …   Wikipedia

  • support — vb 1 Support, sustain, prop, bolster, buttress, brace are comparable when they mean to hold up either literally or figuratively, though they vary greatly in their specific senses and in the range of their applicability. Support suggests the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • support — [sə pôrt′] vt. [ME supporten < MFr supporter < LL(Ec) supportare, to endure, bear < L, to carry, bring to a place < sub ,SUB + portare, to carry: see PORT3] 1. a) to carry or bear the weight of; keep from falling, slipping or sinking; …   English World dictionary

  • support — [n1] something that holds up structure abutment, agency, back, backing, base, bed, bedding, block, brace, buttress, collar, column, cornerstone, device, flotation, foothold, footing, foundation, fulcrum, groundwork, guide, hold, lining, means,… …   New thesaurus

  • support — Support. s. m. Aide, appuy, soustien, protection. Ce fils est le support de sa vieillesse, de sa famille. je n ay point d autre support au monde que cet ami. servir de support à quelqu un. il a des amis. il n est pas sans support. il a le support …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Support — Sup*port , n. [F.] 1. The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining. [1913 Webster] 2. That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind. [1913 Webster] 3. That which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Support — (Anglizismus v. engl. support [səˈpɔːɹt] = „die Unterstützung“; to support = „unterstützen“) steht für: Support (Dienstleistung), problemorientierte Beratungstätigkeiten Vorgruppe einer (bekannteren) Musikband bei einem Live Auftritt Träger… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • support — qu on fait à aucun, Fauor, Suffragatio. Avoir du support, Avoir des amis, Amicitiis propinquitatibusque subleuari ac sustentari. Bud. Support et appuy d une race, Columen familiae. Support et appuy de quelque chose, Adminiculum …   Thresor de la langue françoyse


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