Another word for support
lining, concrete block, rib, stilt, stay, shore, supporter, buttress, pole, post, underpinning, dependence, prop, guide, backing, stiffener, flotation, collar, rampart, abutment, stave, stake, rod, pillar, column, timber; see also brace 1.
One who provides support
To hold up from beneath
Antonyms drop*, let fall, break down.
uphold, maintain, sustain, back, back up, abet, aid, assist, help, bolster, stay, comfort, carry, bear out, hold, foster, shoulder, corroborate, cheer, establish, buoy, put forward, promote, advance, champion, advocate, countenance, approve, throw in with, stick by, stand behind, cast in on, substantiate, lot with, verify, get back of, stick up for, go to bat for*, confirm, further, encourage, hearten, strengthen, second, preserve, recommend, take care of, stand in with, pull for, agree with, stand up for, keep up, stand back of, take the part of, rally round, give a lift to*, boost*.
To provide for
take care of, keep an eye on, care for, attend to, look after, back, bring up, sponsor, underwrite, put up the money for, set up in business, finance, pay for, subsidize, guard, chaperon, nurse, pay the expenses of, grubstake*, stake*, bank-roll*, raise*, bring home the bacon*, earn one's keep*; see also sustain 2.
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; uphold suggests that what is being supported is under attack to uphold civil rights for all; sustain implies full active support so as to strengthen or keep from failing sustained by his hope for the future; maintain suggests a supporting so as to keep intact or unimpaired to maintain the law, a family, etc.; advocate implies support in speech or writing and sometimes connotes persuasion or argument to advocate a change in policy; back (often back up) suggests support, as financial aid or moral encouragement, given to prevent failure I'll back you up in your demands
Another word for supportverb
To sustain the weight of:bear, carry, hold, uphold. See support
To hold up:bear, carry, sustain. See over
To keep from yielding or failing during stress or difficulty:bolster, buoy (up), prop, sustain, uphold. See help
To supply with the necessities of life:keep, maintain, provide for. Idiom: take care of. See care for
To aid the cause of by approving or favoring:advocate, back, champion, endorse, get behind, plump for, recommend, side with, stand behind, stand by, uphold. Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of. See support
To act as a patron to:patronize, sponsor. See help
To put up with:abide, accept, bear, brook2, endure, go, stand (for), stomach, suffer, sustain, swallow, take, tolerate, withstand. (Informal) lump2. Idioms: take it, take it lying down. See accept
The act or an instance of helping:abetment, aid, assist, assistance, hand, help, relief, succor. See help
An indication of commendation or approval:backing, endorsement, recommendation. See support
A means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure:brace, buttress, crutch, prop, shore, stay2, underpinning. See support
The means needed to support life:alimentation, alimony, bread, bread and butter, keep, livelihood, living, maintenance, subsistence, sustenance, upkeep. See money