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Overview of noun support

The noun support has 11 senses? (first 10 from tagged texts)
1. (15) support

(the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times")

2. (9) support

(aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support")

3. (4) support

(something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest; "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans")

4. (4) support, reinforcement, reenforcement

(a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support")

5. (3) documentation, support

(documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones")

6. (2) support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance

(the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood")

7. (2) support

(supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support")

8. (2) support, supporting

(the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support")

9. (1) accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support

(a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts)

10. (1) support

(any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf")

11. support, financial support, funding, backing, financial backing

(financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment")


Overview of verb support

The verb support has 11 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (26) support, back up

(give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

2. (16) support

(support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college")

3. (14) back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support

(be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960")

4. (14) hold, support, sustain, hold up

(be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?")

5. (6) confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm

(establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant")

6. (3) subscribe, support

(adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion")

7. (2) corroborate, underpin, bear out, support

(support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence")

8. (2) defend, support, fend for

(argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike")

9. support

(play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act")

10. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going

(be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could")

11. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up

(put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage")

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