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The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
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  1. The act of helping or a thing that helps; aid; assistance
  2. Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
  3. (--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
The act of assisting.
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  1. The act of assisting.
  2. Aid; help:
A condition of well-being, contentment, and security:
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  1. A condition of well-being, contentment, and security:
  2. A condition or feeling of pleasurable physical ease or relief from pain or stress:
  3. Help; assistance:
The material used or suitable for this purpose
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  1. The material used or suitable for this purpose
  2. A covering or coating for an inside surface:
  3. The act or process of covering the inner surface of something
Any of the curved crosspieces extending from the keel to the top of the hull in a ship, forming its framework
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  1. Any of the curved crosspieces extending from the keel to the top of the hull in a ship, forming its framework
  2. Any of a series of long, curved bones extending from the spine and enclosing the chest cavity. In mammals, reptiles, and birds, the ribs curve toward the center of the chest and in most cases attach to the sternum (breastbone). There are 12 pairs of ribs in humans.
  3. Any narrow riblike piece used to form, strengthen, or shape something
Any of several shorebirds (family Recurvirostridae) with a long, slender bill, long legs, and three-toed feet; esp., the black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus), living chiefly in marshes and ponds of temperate North America and N South America
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  1. Any of several shorebirds (family Recurvirostridae) with a long, slender bill, long legs, and three-toed feet; esp., the black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus), living chiefly in marshes and ponds of temperate North America and N South America
  2. Any of various tall posts or pillars used as support, as for a dock or building:
  3. Either of a pair of poles, each with a footrest somewhere along its length, used for walking with the feet above the ground, as by children at play, by acrobats, etc.
(Law) The order by which a planned action is stayed.
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  1. (Law) The order by which a planned action is stayed.
  2. A strip of bone, plastic, or metal, used to stiffen a garment or part, such as a corset or shirt collar.
  3. A heavy rope or cable, usually of wire, used as a brace or support, as for a mast of a ship; guy
Land as opposed to water:
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  1. Land as opposed to water:
  2. Land at or near the edge of a body of water, esp. along an ocean, large lake, etc.
  3. A prop, as a beam, placed under or against something as a support or stabilizer; specif., any of the timbers used to support a boat or ship that is out of water
An elastic, girdlelike device worn to support the back, abdomen, etc.
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  1. An elastic, girdlelike device worn to support the back, abdomen, etc.
  2. (Heraldry) An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
  3. (Heraldry) Either of a pair of figures, as of animals or men, standing one on either side of a shield
Anything like a buttress; support or prop
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  1. Anything like a buttress; support or prop
  2. (Architecture) A brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it.
  3. A projecting structure, generally of brick or stone, built against a wall to support or reinforce it
A long, slender piece of wood, metal, etc., usually rounded
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  1. A long, slender piece of wood, metal, etc., usually rounded
  2. (Mathematics) Either of the points at which an axis that passes through the center of a sphere intersects the surface of the sphere.
  3. A tapering wooden shaft extending from the front axle of a wagon or carriage and attached by chains or straps to the collars of a span of horses
A stage of a post route
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  1. A stage of a post route
  2. A piece of wood, metal, etc., usually long and square or cylindrical, set upright to support a building, sign, fence, etc.
  3. (Basketball) A position usually taken by the center close to the basket or below the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
A support or foundation, especially as a structure of masonry that supports a wall or a metaphorical basis for something.
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  1. A support or foundation, especially as a structure of masonry that supports a wall or a metaphorical basis for something.
  2. A supporting structure or foundation, esp. one placed beneath a wall
  3. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
The condition or fact of being dependent
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  1. The condition or fact of being dependent
  2. The state of being determined, influenced, or controlled by something else:
  3. The state of being dependent on another for financial support.
An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
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  1. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
  2. One that serves as a means of support or assistance.
  3. A person or thing that gives support or aid to a person, institution, etc.
A person who directs, or serves as the model for, another's conduct, career, etc.
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  1. A person who directs, or serves as the model for, another's conduct, career, etc.
  2. A person employed to conduct others, as through a museum, and give information about points of interest encountered.
  3. A person whose work is conducting strangers or tourists through a region, building, etc.
Support given to a person or cause
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  1. Support given to a person or cause
  2. A liner or other material added behind or underneath.
  3. Support, especially financial.
Anything added to something in order to stiffen it, such as a support beam, or starch for a collar.
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  1. Anything added to something in order to stiffen it, such as a support beam, or starch for a collar.
The act or condition of floating; specif., the act of beginning or financing a business, etc., as by selling an entire issue of bonds, securities, etc.
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  1. The act or condition of floating; specif., the act of beginning or financing a business, etc., as by selling an entire issue of bonds, securities, etc.
  2. (Mining) A method of ore separation in which finely powdered ore is introduced into a bubbling solution to which oils are added: certain minerals float on the surface, and others sink
  3. The capability, especially of a vehicle tread or tire, to remain on top of a soft surface, such as sand, wet ground, or snow.
The foam that forms on the top of a glass of beer
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  1. The foam that forms on the top of a glass of beer
  2. A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
  3. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
A means of protection or defense; a bulwark.
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  1. A means of protection or defense; a bulwark.
  2. An embankment of earth, usually surmounted by a parapet, encircling a castle, fort, etc., for defense against attack
  3. A defensive mound of earth or a wall with a broad top and usually a stone parapet; a wall-like ridge of earth, stones or debris; an embankment for defensive purpose.
A fixed point or surface where resistance is obtained.
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  1. A fixed point or surface where resistance is obtained.
  2. (Architecture) That element that shares a common boundary or surface with its neighbor.
  3. The point of contact between a support and the thing supported
One of the wooden planks in a stave wall.
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  1. One of the wooden planks in a stave wall.
  2. Any similar slat, bar, rung, stay, etc.
  3. Any of the thin, shaped strips of wood or metal that are set edge to edge to form or strengthen the wall of a barrel, bucket, etc.
The post to which a person was tied for execution by burning
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  1. The post to which a person was tied for execution by burning
  2. A vertical post to which an offender is bound for execution by burning.
  3. A pole or post fitted upright into a socket, as at the edge of a railway flatcar, truck bed, etc. to help hold a load
One of the horizontal elements in a truss system underneath a rail car, especially a freight car.
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  1. One of the horizontal elements in a truss system underneath a rail car, especially a freight car.
  2. A staff, scepter, etc., carried as a symbol of office, rank, or power
  3. A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
Anything like a pillar in form or function, as a formation of ore left standing as a support in a mine
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  1. Anything like a pillar in form or function, as a formation of ore left standing as a support in a mine
  2. One who occupies a central or responsible position:
  3. A person who is a main support of an institution, movement, etc.
An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
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  1. An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
  2. One of two or more vertical sections of text lying side by side in a document and separated by a rule or a blank space.
  3. (Architecture) A vertical structure usually consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital, used as a support or standing alone as a monument.
Trees or wooded land considered as a source of wood.
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  1. Trees or wooded land considered as a source of wood.
  2. A person considered to have qualities suited for a particular activity:
  3. Wood suitable for building houses, ships, etc., whether cut or still in the form of trees
(Law) The act of interfering unlawfully in a suit between others by helping either party, as by giving money, to carry it on
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  1. (Law) The act of interfering unlawfully in a suit between others by helping either party, as by giving money, to carry it on
  2. Means of support or sustenance; livelihood
  3. A maintaining or being maintained; upkeep, support, defense, etc.; specif., the work of keeping a building, machinery, etc. in good repair
The means of sustaining life; livelihood
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  1. The means of sustaining life; livelihood
  2. A means of maintaining life; livelihood:
  3. A manner or style of life:
The act of making preparations for a possible or future event or situation:
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  1. The act of making preparations for a possible or future event or situation:
  2. A stock of food and other supplies assembled for future needs
  3. The act of providing or supplying something:
(Now rare) Property which brings in an income; an estate. [from 15th c.]
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  1. (Now rare) Property which brings in an income; an estate. [from 15th c.]
  2. Means of support; subsistence.
  3. Means of living or of supporting life; subsistence
Money formerly granted to the British Crown by Parliament.
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  1. Money formerly granted to the British Crown by Parliament.
  2. A grant of money from one government to another, as for military aid
  3. Monetary assistance granted by a government to a person or group in support of an enterprise regarded as being in the public interest.
The act of providing sustenance
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  1. The act of providing sustenance
  2. (Philos.) The status of something that exists in itself as an individual whole
  3. Means of support or livelihood; often, specif., the barest means in terms of food, clothing, and shelter needed to sustain life
The act of keeping up buildings, equipment, etc.; maintenance
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  1. The act of keeping up buildings, equipment, etc.; maintenance
  2. The cost of such maintenance.
  3. Maintenance in proper operation, condition, and repair.
Watchful oversight; charge or supervision:
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  1. Watchful oversight; charge or supervision:
  2. Upkeep; maintenance:
  3. Attentive assistance or treatment to those in need:
Release from work or duty
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  1. Release from work or duty
  2. (Law) The objective sought by a lawsuit or legal action, such as an award of monetary damages or an order requiring the other party to take a particular action.
  3. Assistance or help given to those who are in need; especially financial assistance provided by the state.
The court-ordered financial award to a fiduciary for services rendered.
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  1. The court-ordered financial award to a fiduciary for services rendered.
  2. A portion of a decedent’s estate awarded by statute to the decedent’s survivors for support during the administration of the estate, regardless of whether they have any rights to the estate or any testamentary disposition or competing claims to the estate. If statutorily available is only to the surviving spouse, it is known as a spousal (or widow’s or widower’s) allowance. If statutorily available is to surviving spouse, children, or parents, it is known as a family allowance. See also elective share.
  3. Something allowed as a share; specif., an amount of money, food, etc. given regularly to a child, dependent, etc. or to military personnel for a specific purpose
Something that sustains something else; essential support:
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  1. Something that sustains something else; essential support:
  2. Something, especially food, that sustains life or health:
  3. One's means of livelihood; maintenance; support
The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
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  1. The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
  2. Nourishment; nutrition
  3. Feeding, being fed; the provision of food and other necessities.
An allowance that a court orders paid to a person by that person's spouse or former spouse after a legal separation or divorce or while legal action on this is pending
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  1. An allowance that a court orders paid to a person by that person's spouse or former spouse after a legal separation or divorce or while legal action on this is pending
  2. (Law) An allowance for support made under court order to a divorced person by the former spouse, usually the chief provider during the marriage. Alimony may also be granted without a divorce, as between legally separated persons.
  3. (Obs.) Supply of the means of living; maintenance
A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Cornelis Andries Backer (1874-1963).
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  1. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Cornelis Andries Backer (1874-1963).
  2. A person who bets on a contestant
  3. One that backs a person, group, or enterprise:
A physician, insurance company, etc. providing services under a healthcare plan
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  1. A physician, insurance company, etc. providing services under a healthcare plan
  2. A working person whose earnings support his or her family
  3. One who, or that which, provides a service, commodity, or the means for subsistence.
A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
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  1. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
  2. (Informal) A second serving of food.
  3. (Baseball) Second base.
A person who prepares preserves of fruit or preserved meats.
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  1. A person who prepares preserves of fruit or preserved meats.
  2. A life preserver
  3. One who preserves.
To sustain or bolster
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  1. To sustain or bolster
  2. To place or lean (something) against a support
  3. To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
(Nautical) To sail close to the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To sail close to the wind.
  2. (Idiomatic) To endure hardship cheerfully.
To buoy up or hearten:
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  1. To buoy up or hearten:
  2. To prop up as with a bolster; support, strengthen, or reinforce
  3. To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
To prop up; bolster
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  1. To prop up; bolster
  2. To support or reinforce with a buttress
  3. To support something or someone by supplying evidence; to corroborate or substantiate.
(Nautical) To turn (the yards of a ship) by the braces.
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  1. (Nautical) To turn (the yards of a ship) by the braces.
  2. (Naut.) To move (a yard) by means of a brace
  3. To get a firm hold with (the hands or feet)
To bear up against; endure; withstand
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  1. To bear up against; endure; withstand
  2. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule.
  3. To keep in existence; maintain, continue, or prolong:
(Dial., Archaic) shear
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  1. (Dial., Archaic) shear
  2. To support or make stable with or as if with a shore or shores; prop
  3. To support by or as if by a prop:
To continue to be in a place or condition:
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  1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
  2. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
  3. To keep up in a race or contest:
To support or strengthen in any way; corroborate, substantiate, etc.
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  1. To support or strengthen in any way; corroborate, substantiate, etc.
  2. To support from below with props or masonry.
  3. To give support or substance to:
To supply support or a strong basis for
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  1. To supply support or a strong basis for
  2. To strengthen, secure, or reinforce by passing a rope, cable, or chain around the underside of an object.
  3. To give fundamental support; provide with a sound or secure basis; provide supportive evidence for.
To push with a shoulder.
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  1. To push with a shoulder.
  2. To push or apply force to with a shoulder:
  3. To take or carry upon the shoulder
To hold or support while moving; bear:
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  1. To hold or support while moving; bear:
  2. To include or keep on a list:
  3. To sing (a melody, for example) on key:
To hold and take along; carry; transport
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  1. To hold and take along; carry; transport
  2. To have a tolerance for; endure:
  3. To carry over or hold (a sentiment)
To hold aloft; raise:
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  1. To hold aloft; raise:
  2. To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
  3. To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
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  1. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
  2. To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
  3. To keep in existence; sustain:
To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
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  1. To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
  2. To strengthen the spirits, courage, etc. of; comfort; buoy up; encourage
  3. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule.
To support or help, as with money, endorsement, etc.
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  1. To support or help, as with money, endorsement, etc.
  2. In, to, or toward a past time:
  3. To get on the back of; mount
To urge, encourage, or help (a person):
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  1. To urge, encourage, or help (a person):
  2. To actively, knowingly, and/or intentionally aid, encourage, incite, instigate, or otherwise support the commission of an act. To actively, knowingly, and/or intentionally aid, encourage, incite, instigate, or otherwise support the commission of an act.
  3. To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
To provide assistance, support, or relief:
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  1. To provide assistance, support, or relief:
  2. To give help or relief (to); assist
To work with as a helper or assistant
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  1. To work with as a helper or assistant
  2. To give help; aid
To give (one in need or trouble) something necessary, as relief, succor, money, etc.
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  1. To give (one in need or trouble) something necessary, as relief, succor, money, etc.
  2. To give material or financial aid to:
  3. To be of use or provide relief:
To buoy up or hearten:
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  1. To buoy up or hearten:
  2. To prop up as with a bolster; support, strengthen, or reinforce
  3. To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
To cause (something) to rest on, upon, or in for support
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  1. To cause (something) to rest on, upon, or in for support
  2. To continue to be in a place or condition:
  3. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
To give a sense of ease to
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  1. To give a sense of ease to
  2. To soothe in distress or sorrow; ease the misery or grief of; bring consolation or hope to
  3. (Law) To help; aid
To hold or support while moving; bear:
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  1. To hold or support while moving; bear:
  2. To hold or support while moving
  3. To hold the neck and head in a certain way. Used of a horse.
To stop the movement or progress of:
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  1. To stop the movement or progress of:
  2. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  3. To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
To cultivate and grow something.
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  1. To cultivate and grow something.
  2. To nurture or bring up offspring; or to provide similar parental care to an unrelated child.
  3. To help to grow or develop; stimulate; promote
To take on; assume:
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  1. To take on; assume:
  2. To push or thrust along or through, with or as with the shoulder
  3. To take or carry upon the shoulder
(Obs.) To strengthen
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  1. (Obs.) To strengthen
  2. To make more certain the validity of; confirm; bolster; support
  3. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence.
To urge on or encourage by cheers
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  1. To urge on or encourage by cheers
  2. To fill with joy, good spirits, and hope; gladden; comfort
  3. To be or become cheerful; feel encouraged
To bring about; generate or effect:
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  1. To bring about; generate or effect:
  2. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
  3. To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
To lift up or keep up in spirits; encourage
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  1. To lift up or keep up in spirits; encourage
  2. To hearten or inspire; uplift:
  3. To mark or provide with a buoy
(Slang) To acquire (something) by devious or cunning means
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  1. (Slang) To acquire (something) by devious or cunning means
  2. To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing:
  3. To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of
To cause to move forward:
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  1. To cause to move forward:
  2. To go forward; move ahead
  3. To help or hasten the success or completion of; further
To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:
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  1. To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:
  2. To fight for; defend; support
  3. (Obs.) To challenge to a fight
To speak, plead, or argue in favor of:
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  1. To speak, plead, or argue in favor of:
  2. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
  3. To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve:
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  1. To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve:
  2. To give support or sanction to; approve or tolerate
To show, feel, or express approval:
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  1. To show, feel, or express approval:
  2. To give one's consent to; sanction; confirm
  3. To consider right or good:
(Idiomatic) To commit to something with; to partner with.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To commit to something with; to partner with.
(Idiomatic) to follow or adhere to somebody or something, to remain loyal and unswerving in one's attitude towards somebody or something
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  1. (Idiomatic) to follow or adhere to somebody or something, to remain loyal and unswerving in one's attitude towards somebody or something
(Idiomatic) To support; express one's support
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  1. (Idiomatic) To support; express one's support
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see stand,"Ž behind.
To prove the truth of or support with proof or evidence:
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  1. To prove the truth of or support with proof or evidence:
  2. To show to be true or real by giving evidence; prove; confirm
  3. To give material form or substance to something; to embody
(Law) To attest to the truth of (something) formally or under oath.
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  1. (Law) To attest to the truth of (something) formally or under oath.
  2. To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate
  3. To test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts
To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
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  1. To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
  2. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
  3. To make firmer; strengthen:
At or to a greater distance or more remote point in space or time; farther
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  1. At or to a greater distance or more remote point in space or time; farther
  2. To give aid to; promote
  3. To help the progress of; promote.
To give support to; foster:
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  1. To give support to; foster:
  2. To foster, give help or patronage
  3. To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
To cheer up; encourage
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  1. To cheer up; encourage
  2. To give heart to; to encourage, urge on, cheer, give confidence to.
To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
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  1. To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
  2. To become strong or stronger.
  3. To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.
A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
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  1. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
  2. To give support or encouragement to; further; reinforce
  3. To indicate formally one's approval or support of (a motion, nomination, etc.) as a necessary preliminary to discussion of or a vote on it
To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
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  1. To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
  2. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
  3. To prepare (food), as by canning, pickling, salting, etc., for future use
To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
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  1. To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
  2. To give advice or counsel:
  3. To suggest favorably as suited for some use, function, position, etc.
To speak or act in support or defense of (a person, a cause, a belief, or the like).
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  1. To speak or act in support or defense of (a person, a cause, a belief, or the like).
(Idiomatic, said of a group of people) To unite in order to support a fellow group member.
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  1. (Idiomatic, said of a group of people) To unite in order to support a fellow group member.
To increase; raise:
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  1. To increase; raise:
  2. A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
  3. To urge others to support; promote
In the second place, rank, group, etc.
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  1. In the second place, rank, group, etc.
  2. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
  3. To act as an aide or second to; aid; assist
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
  2. (Idiomatic) To remain loyal or faithful to.
  3. To do nothing. To be inactive in a situation.
To keep up or carry on; continue:
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  1. To keep up or carry on; continue:
  2. To keep in existence; sustain:
  3. To adhere or conform to; keep:
(Idiomatic) To watch and pay attention to.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To watch and pay attention to.
To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
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  1. To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
  2. To like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.
(Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
In reply or return:
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  1. In reply or return:
  2. In, to, or toward a past time:
  3. To furnish or strengthen with a back or backing.
To act as a sponsor for.
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  1. To act as a sponsor for.
To guarantee the purchase of (a full issue of stocks or bonds).
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  1. To guarantee the purchase of (a full issue of stocks or bonds).
  2. To write under or at the end of something.
  3. To agree to buy the unsold part of (stock not yet sold publicly) at a fixed time and price.
To supply funds to:
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  1. To supply funds to:
  2. To provide or raise the funds or capital for:
  3. To obtain money, credit, or capital for
To be punished or held accountable for.
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  1. To be punished or held accountable for.
  2. To exchange for, especially money for goods or services.
To secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy.
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  1. To secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy.
  2. To assist someone or something by granting a subsidy.
  3. To buy the aid or support of with a subsidy, often as a kind of bribe
To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion:
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  1. To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion:
  2. To watch over (a place or person, for example) in order to keep from being damaged, robbed, or injured:
  3. To take precautions:
(Billiards) To keep (the balls) close together for a series of caroms
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  1. (Billiards) To keep (the balls) close together for a series of caroms
  2. To tend the sick, injured, etc. as a nurse
  3. To serve as a nurse for:
To provide with a grubstake
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  1. To provide with a grubstake
  2. To supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits.
To claim, establish, or register as one's own. Often used with out:
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  1. To claim, establish, or register as one's own. Often used with out:
  2. To establish (a claim) in this way
  3. To gamble or risk; hazard:
(Naut.) To cause (land, another ship, etc.) to seem to rise over the horizon by approaching it; come within sight of
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  1. (Naut.) To cause (land, another ship, etc.) to seem to rise over the horizon by approaching it; come within sight of
  2. To bring about; provoke:
  3. To cause to arise, appear, come, etc.; esp., to bring back as from death; reanimate
(Idiomatic, informal) To have a remunerative job; to have a career which satisfies one's financial needs to the extent that it can support oneself and one's family.
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  1. (Idiomatic, informal) To have a remunerative job; to have a career which satisfies one's financial needs to the extent that it can support oneself and one's family.
(Idiomatic) To perform satisfactory physical labor or to provide other worthy services in return for remuneration, lodging, or other benefits; to support oneself financially.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To perform satisfactory physical labor or to provide other worthy services in return for remuneration, lodging, or other benefits; to support oneself financially.
To support or hold up; sustain
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  1. To support or hold up; sustain
  2. To offer; render:
  3. To carry over or hold (a sentiment)
To take further; advance:
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  1. To take further; advance:
  2. To hold or support while moving; bear:
  3. To admit of being transported:
To stop the movement or progress of:
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  1. To stop the movement or progress of:
  2. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  3. To carry on (a meeting, conversation, etc.)
To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
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  1. To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
  2. To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
  3. To hold up; raise
To have a tolerance for; endure:
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  1. To have a tolerance for; endure:
  2. To offer; render:
  3. To carry or conduct (oneself)
To bear as a mark
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  1. To bear as a mark
  2. (Agric.) To bear as a crop; produce
  3. To sing (a melody, for example) on key:
To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule.
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  1. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule.
  2. To keep up (a joke or assumed role, for example) competently.
  3. To bear up against; endure; withstand
To buoy up or hearten:
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  1. To buoy up or hearten:
  2. To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
  3. To prop up as with a bolster; support, strengthen, or reinforce
To hearten or inspire; uplift:
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  1. To hearten or inspire; uplift:
  2. To maintain at a high level; support:
  3. To mark or provide with a buoy
To support, hold up, or hold in place with or as with a prop
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  1. To support, hold up, or hold in place with or as with a prop
  2. To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
  3. To sustain or bolster
To keep in existence; maintain, continue, or prolong:
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  1. To keep in existence; maintain, continue, or prolong:
  2. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule.
  3. To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
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  1. To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
  2. To prevent from falling or sinking; support:
  3. To hold aloft; raise:
To save; reserve:
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  1. To save; reserve:
  2. To maintain for use or service:
  3. To maintain records in:
To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
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  1. To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
  2. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
  3. To keep or keep up; continue in or with; carry on
To act as an advocate:
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  1. To act as an advocate:
  2. To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
  3. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
In reply or return:
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  1. In reply or return:
  2. In, to, or toward a past time:
  3. To furnish or strengthen with a back or backing.
To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:
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  1. To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:
  2. To fight for; defend; support
  3. (Obs.) To challenge to a fight
To write one's signature on the back of (an instrument) to transfer the rights available under that instrument to another party.
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  1. To write one's signature on the back of (an instrument) to transfer the rights available under that instrument to another party.
  2. To sign (one's name) as payee on the back of (a check, money order, etc.)
  3. To write on the back of (a document)
To advise or counsel:
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  1. To advise or counsel:
  2. To advise; counsel; suggest
  3. To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
To choose to take the same point of view as (someone).
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  1. To choose to take the same point of view as (someone).
(Idiomatic) To support; express one's support
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  1. (Idiomatic) To support; express one's support
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see stand,"Ž behind.
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
  2. (Idiomatic) To remain loyal or faithful to.
  3. To do nothing. To be inactive in a situation.
To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
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  1. To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
  2. To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
  3. To hold aloft; raise:
To treat in a condescending manner, often in showing interest or kindness that is insincere:
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  1. To treat in a condescending manner, often in showing interest or kindness that is insincere:
  2. To act as a patron to; support or sponsor:
  3. To go to as a customer, especially on a regular basis:
To act as a sponsor for.
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  1. To act as a sponsor for.
To wait patiently for:
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  1. To wait patiently for:
  2. To dwell, remain, reside, or stay.
  3. To stand fast; remain; go on being
(Medicine) To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
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  1. (Medicine) To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
  2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
  3. To agree to take (a duty or responsibility).
To have a tolerance for; endure:
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  1. To have a tolerance for; endure:
  2. To bring and tell (a message, tales, etc.)
  3. To hold and take along; carry; transport
To put up with; tolerate:
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  1. To put up with; tolerate:
To suffer patiently without yielding.
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  1. To suffer patiently without yielding.
  2. To put up with; tolerate:
  3. To hold up under (pain, fatigue, etc.); stand; bear; undergo
(Informal) To urinate or defecate: