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Another word for support

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Verb
  1. To sustain the weight of

    See also:

    support

  2. To hold up

    See also:

    over

  3. To keep from yielding or failing during stress or difficulty

    See also:

    help

  4. To supply with the necessities of life

    Idioms:
    See also:

    care for

  5. To act as a patron to

    See also:

    help

Noun
  1. The act or an instance of helping

    See also:

    help

  2. An indication of commendation or approval

    See also:

    support

  3. A means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

    See also:

    support

Another word for support

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