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'support' - used as a noun
1. 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. aiding the cause or policy or interests of
the president no longer had the support of his own party
they developed a scheme of mutual support
3. 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. 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. documentary validation
the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones
6. the financial means whereby one lives
he applied to the state for support
7. supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
the statue stood on a marble support
8. the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
he leaned against the wall for support
9. a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts
10. any device that bears the weight of another thing
there was no place to attach supports for a shelf
11. financial resources provided to make some project possible
the foundation provided support for the experiment

'support' - used as a verb
12. give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
She supported him during the illness
13. support materially or financially
he does not support his natural children
The scholarship supported me when I was in college
14. be behind; approve of
15. be the physical support of; carry the weight of
He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
16. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
The evidence supports the defendant
17. adopt as a belief
18. support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
19. argue or speak in defense of
She supported the motion to strike
20. play a subordinate role to (another performer)
Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act
21. be a regular customer or client of
22. put up with something or somebody unpleasant

derived forms
1. Support / Plural
2. Support / Past
3. Support / Third Person
4. Support / Present Participle
Variations of 'support'
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Fact of the day
The real name of Toto the dog in "The Wizard Of Oz" was Terry.