Support synonyms

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A cause of relief or satisfaction.
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The definition of assistance is the act of helping or lending support.
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The definition of help is aid that you request, or is someone who provides assistance.
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(Archaic) To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion), to attend a theatrical performance.
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A brief period of residence or visiting.
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Shore is the land closest to a body of water.
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A structure that supports the end of a bridge.
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A reinforcement
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A garter worn around the leg to support a sock or stocking
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Cheer means to comfort, encourage or bring joy.
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(Climbing) A feature jutting prominently out from a mountain or rock; a crag, a bluff.
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One that makes something, such as a service, available:
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A person who prepares preserves of fruit or preserved meats.
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To cling to in one's mind; cherish
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To push (a person or thing) using one's shoulder.
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To uphold
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To carry on; persist in:
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A condition for relating or proceeding:
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(Nautical) The rope or iron used to keep the centre of a yard to the mast.
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Endorse is defined as to give your approval to someone or something or to authorize the payment of a document by signing with one's signature.
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A covering or coating for an inside surface:
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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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Any of a number of long posts or piles used to hold a building, etc. above the ground or out of the water
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To bolster is to uplift.
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Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes.
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A message posted in an electronic forum. [from 20th c.]
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A supporting structure or foundation, esp. one placed beneath a wall
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A staff or walking stick
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(With definite article) The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned.
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A staff, scepter, etc., carried as a symbol of office, rank, or power
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Such a column standing alone as a monument
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A body of text meant to be read line by line, especially in printed material that has multiple adjacent such on a single page.
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(Countable) A heavy wooden beam, generally a whole log that has been squared off and used to provide heavy support for something such as a roof. Historically also used in the plural, as in "ship's timbers".
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A department or the personnel responsible for keeping a building, etc. in good repair
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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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Financial aid
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A person who supports or gives help, as to a protégé or undertaking; patron; sponsor
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A second helping of something to eat
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To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
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(Idiomatic) To continue with (work, etc).
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To hold up from beneath
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To hold up from beneath
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(Nautical) To swing round the yards of a square rigged ship, using braces, to present a more efficient sail surface to the direction of the wind
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To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support.
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To hold up from beneath
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To give support or substance to:
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To gird, strengthen, or brace from the bottom side
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To hold up from beneath
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(Agric.) To bear as a crop; produce
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To endure something with tolerance or patience:
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To hold up from beneath
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To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
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To keep or keep up; continue in or with; carry on
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To cause to move backward or in a reverse direction:
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) To undo one's actions.
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The definition of abet means to support or help with an action, usually an illegal one.
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To provide assistance, support, or relief:
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To reserve or keep back from use:
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(Obs.) To strengthen
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To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
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To maintain or enhance enthusiasm or confidence
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(Idiomatic) To propose for consideration.
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To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing:
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To go forward; move ahead
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(Usually of a cause) to promote, advocate, or act as a champion for
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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.
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To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve:
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To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of.
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(Idiomatic) To commit to something with; to partner with.
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(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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(Idiomatic) To support; express one's support
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To uphold
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To give material form or substance to something; to embody
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To uphold
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To make a formal verification in support of (a pleading).
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To uphold
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The definition of confirm is to approve or to establish the truth or make stronger.
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To give aid to; promote
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To inspire with hope, courage, or confidence.
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To give strength, courage, or hope to.
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To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
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To maintain throughout; to keep intact.
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To give advice or counsel:
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To deal with, handle.
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To uphold
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To uphold
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To uphold
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To speak or act in support or defense of (a person, a cause, a belief, or the like).
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To uphold
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(Idiomatic, said of a group of people) To unite in order to support a fellow group member.
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To uphold
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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.
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
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(Idiomatic) To act or behave; especially to misbehave so as to attract attention.
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(Idiomatic) To watch and pay attention to.
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To like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.
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To provide for
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(Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
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To act as a sponsor for.
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To underwrite something
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To provide for
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To provide for
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To provide or raise the funds or capital for:
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To be punished or held accountable for.
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Subsidize is to pay part of the costs of producing or doing something.
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Guard is defined as to keep safe, protect or cover.
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To nurse is to care for someone or something, or to feed a baby milk from the breast, or when a baby drinks milk from the breast.
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To provide for
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To supply such funds to.
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To provide for
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(Physical) To cause to rise; to lift or elevate.
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(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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(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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(Intransitive) To lessen, decrease, or diminish in value, condition, degree, etc. [from 18th c.]
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To hold up from beneath
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(Ergative, figuratively) to divide into parts to give more details, to provide a more indepth analysis of
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To obstruct or delay the progress of:
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To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject.
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To prevent something from happening.
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To give up (something) completely or forever
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(Law) To reject (a bill of indictment) for lack of evidence
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(Educ.) To get a grade of failure; not pass
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(Countable) A sum of money paid in exchange for goods or services.
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(UK, ecclestiastical) One who has gift and disposition of a benefice.
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(Law) To represent (a defendant) in a civil or criminal action.
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Relating to aliment
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Ancillary is defined as subordinate or helping.
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(Grammar) Of, relating to, or being an auxiliary verb.
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The definition of supportive is someone or something who provides emotional help and encouragement.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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(Biology) Relating to those functions of the body which affect its material composition and thus determine its mass.
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Only indirectly related.
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The act of abetting; instigating; inciting; encouraging. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
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The definition of advocacy is the act of speaking on the behalf of or in support of another person, place, or thing.
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Feeding, being fed; the provision of food and other necessities.
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The fundamental principle or underlying concept of a system or theory; a basis.
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A supporting column sculptured in the form of a draped female figure.
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The clients of a professional person or practice considered as a group.
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That which corroborates.
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A betrothal or betrothal ceremony
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The definition of a finding is a discovery or the act of discovering, or a small item, such as a button or jewelry, used in making clothing.
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The definition of a fulcrum is a pivot point around which a lever turns, or something that plays a central role in or is in the center of a situation or activity.
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Means of living or of supporting life; subsistence
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(Politics) Granting favours or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support.
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(Uncountable) The state or practice of being a sponsor.
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(Now Chiefly Dial.) A lower part or support; specif., the base or framework of a stack, as of hay
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A framework consisting of two or more vertical bars, used to secure cattle in a stall or at a feed trough.
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A means of subsisting, especially means barely sufficient to maintain life.
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Money granted, as by a government, in support of a study, institution, etc.; subsidy
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Something that sustains something else; essential support:
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The act, or the result of sustaining; sustainment.
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To serve as the end person for (a tug-of-war team)
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Present participle of back.
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To furnish or supply with beams; give the appearance of beams to.
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To cherish is defined as to treat with love or remember fondly.
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To comfort (someone) in a time of grief, disappointment, etc.
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To move using a crutch or crutches.
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To include; contain
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To bear pain, etc. without flinching; hold out
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To espouse means to get married.
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To act as a patron to
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(Intransitive) To depend on something.
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(Intransitive, cricket) To act as wicket-keeper.
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To revoke by taking back; rescind:
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Present participle of live.
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To keep alive; maintain:
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Nurture is defined as to feed, train or help develop someone or something.
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Patronize means to be a regular customer of a business.
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To try to convert (a person), especially to one's religion
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To swing at a pitch so as to give (a base runner) a better chance of advancing.
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To act as a patron to
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Provide is defined as to supply or make available.
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To act as a patron to
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To give formal consent to; make officially valid.
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To strengthen by adding extra support or material.
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To act as a patron to
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To sanction is for a recognized authority to give approval to something.
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A wall or housing of an absorbing material, such as concrete or lead, built around a nuclear reactor to prevent the escape of radiation.
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To align oneself in a disagreement:
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To tolerate is defined as to allow something, even if it is not your practice or something that you like.
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(Intransitive) To enter the tripod position showing signs of exhaustion or distress.
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To act as a patron to
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To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
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(Idiomatic) To affirm the truth or reliability of.
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(Law) Willful abandonment of a spouse or child owed a duty of support.
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A breadwinner’s failure to provide support to a child, spouse, or other dependent.
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The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
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The refusal, especially by public authorities, to acknowledge a contract or debt.
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A region of permanent cold that is largely or entirely devoid of life.
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help, approval
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help, approval
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help, approval
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help, approval
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The act of disapproving, an expression of condemnation.
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A discouraging
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Something that frustrates
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(Medicine) Interruption or obstruction of a physiological function:
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A place at which someone or something stops:
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To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:
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To condemn; consider wrong or inappropriate.
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To decline to accept, agree to, or do something
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(Sports) To block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.
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(Intransitive) To reduce one's level of effort.
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Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.
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Release is defined as to set free or to relieve.
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To fail to do or carry out something due to oversight or carelessness.
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To aid the cause of by approving or favoring
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To aid the cause of by approving or favoring
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To choose to take the same point of view as (someone).
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To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand. [First attested in the late 15th century.]
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(Intransitive) To receive something willingly.
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To bear; endure; support; put up with; tolerate (usually used in the negative, with an abstract noun as object).
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(Informal) To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration:
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To go on enduring; put up with; bear; tolerate
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To tolerate; bear; endure
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To bear up under; endure
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To put up with; tolerate; bear humbly
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(Intransitive) To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
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To oppose, resist, or endure, esp. in a successful way
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To put together in a single group without discrimination.
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The way cloth held in the hand feels
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(Education, certification) Permission to carry out a specific skill or application in a field in which the practitioner already has a general licence.
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Something, such as a course of action, that is recommended.
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The means of living; livelihood
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The definition of bread-and-butter means the work that earns you a solid income.
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Maintenance in proper operation, condition, and repair.
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Beyond or until a specified time:
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To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
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Any substance or article used as money, as bank notes, checks, etc.
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The collation, synopsizing, and coding of printed material for future reference.
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The strengthening of a conditioned response by such means.
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Alternative form of reinforcement.
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Anything that accompanies something else; thing added, usually for order or symmetry
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a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
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A backup copy of data, a file, etc.
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financial resources provided to make some project possible
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Money set aside to pay for or finance something
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financial resources provided to make some project possible
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To confirm, ratify, or otherwise approve a lower court’s decision on appeal.
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Digest is defined as breaking down into parts that are easier to use or understand, or to condense information to make it easier to understand.
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To protrude; to extend beyond.
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(Idiomatic) To cajole or dare to do something.
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To feel or express hearty approval:
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argue or speak in defense of
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To make oneself a regular customer of a business.
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(Intransitive) to continue functioning
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(UK, India, rare) Alternative form of endorse.
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be behind; approve of
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To corroborate, prove, or confirm; to demonstrate; to provide evidence for.
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Reliance (on another) for support or aid
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(Military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
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Anything added to something in order to stiffen it, such as a support beam, or starch for a collar.
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(UK, finance) The launching onto the market of a tranch of stocks or shares, usually a new issue.
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(Mining) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
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A defensive structure; a protective barrier; a bulwark.
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(Accounting) A liability or contra account to recognise likely future adverse events associated with current transactions.
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A cause of such a mental state
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A deduction.
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To uphold
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To defend
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To place on or furnish with a pedestal
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Synonym Study

  • Back (often back up ) suggests support, as financial aid or moral encouragement, given to prevent failure I'll back you up in your demands
  • Advocate implies support in speech or writing and sometimes connotes persuasion or argument to advocate a change in policy
  • Maintain suggests a supporting so as to keep intact or unimpaired to maintain the law, a family, etc.
  • Sustain implies full active support so as to strengthen or keep from failing sustained by his hope for the future
  • Uphold suggests that what is being supported is under attack to uphold civil rights for all
  • Support , the broadest of these terms, suggests a favoring of someone or something, either by giving active aid or merely by approving or sanctioning to support a candidate for office
Find another word for support. In this page you can discover 278 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for support, like: comfort, assistance, help, assist, stay, shore, abutment, concrete block, supporter, cheer and buttress.