active, ardent, avid, big, close, committed, diehard, enthusiastic, fanatical, fervent, great, keen (esp. BrE), loyal, passionate, stalwart (esp. BrE), staunch, strong

an active supporter of democratic change

The emperor was deserted by his closest supporters before the end of the war.

diehard supporters of the old system

Only stalwart supporters of the team stayed to the end. (BrE)

outspoken, vocal
core, leading, principal, prominent
lifelong, long-time

an area of traditional Republican supporters

government, opposition, party, political
Conservative, Democratic, Labour, Republican, etc.

The party has not been listening to the concerns of its grass-roots supporters.

football, rugby (both BrE)
gay rights, human rights, war, etc.
army, band, crowd, group, legion, set (BrE)

Both sets of supporters applauded the fantastic goal.

attract, mobilize, rally

to attract supporters to the cause


The party is urging supporters to keep up the pressure on the government.


a crowd of cheering supporters

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • supporter — Supporter. v. a. Porter, soustenir. Ces piliers, ces colomnes supportent toute cette maison, toute cette galerie, tout ce bastiment, toute la voute. Supporter, signifie fig. Favoriser. appuyer. Ce grand Seigneur, ce Ministre supporte, soustient… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Supporter — Sup*port er, n. 1. One who, or that which, supports; as, oxygen is a supporter of life. [1913 Webster] The sockets and supporters of flowers are figured. Bacon. [1913 Webster] The saints have a . . . supporter in all their miseries. South. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supporter — Supporter, endurer, Sufferre, Ferre, Perferre. Supporter et favoriser, Subleuare aliquem. B. ex Cic. Trop supporté et favorisé, Nimium gratiosus. B. Gens supportez et favorisez en justice, Homines in iure gratiosi, et comitate praediti prolixa et …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • supporter — or athletic supporter or athletic supporter [sə pôrt′ər] n. 1. a person who supports; advocate; adherent; partisan 2. a thing that supports; esp., a) an elastic, girdlelike device worn to support the back, abdomen, etc. ☆ b) JOCKSTRAP: in full… …   English World dictionary

  • supporter — index abettor, accomplice, advocate (espouser), apologist, assistant, backer, benefactor, coactor …   Law dictionary

  • supporter — /sə pɔ:tə/, it. /su p:ɔrter/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) support sostenere ], usato in ital. al masch. e al femm. [chi sostiene un atleta, una squadra sportiva, ecc.] ▶◀ aficionado, fan, sostenitore, tifoso. ↓ simpatizzante …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • supporter — mid 15c., agent noun from SUPPORT (Cf. support) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • supporter — /supˈpɔrter, ingl. səˈpɔːtə(r)/ [vc. ingl., da to support «sostenere»] s. m. inv. (sport) tifoso, sostenitore, fan (ingl.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • supporter — ► NOUN ▪ a person who supports a sports team, policy, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • supporter — 1. supporter [ sypɔrte ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1398; sorporter « endurer, emporter, entraîner » 1190; lat. chrét. supportare, en lat. class. « porter » I ♦ 1 ♦ Recevoir le poids, la poussée de (qqch.) sur soi, en maintenant. ⇒ soutenir; 1 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • supporter — (su por té) v. a. 1°   Porter, en étant dessous. Un seul pilier supporte toute la voûte. •   La première [pièce de bois] qui pesait 188 livres, a supporté, pendant 46 minutes, une charge de 11 475 livres, BUFF. Hist. nat. Introd. Oeuvr. t. VIII,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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