support [n1] something that holds up structure abutment, agency, back, backing, base, bed, bedding, block, brace, buttress, collar, column, cornerstone, device, flotation, foothold, footing, foundation, fulcrum, groundwork, guide, hold, lining, means, medium, pillar, platform, pole, post, prop, rampart, reinforcement, rest, rib, rod, shore, stake, stanchion, stave, stay, stiffener, stilt, substratum, substructure, sustentation, timber, underpinning; concepts 440,442,445,471 support [n2] help, approval aid, assist, assistance, backing, blessing, championship, comfort, encouragement, friendship, furtherance, hand, lift, loyalty, moral support, patronage, protection, relief, succor, sustenance; concepts 10,110,388,712 —Ant. block, disapproval, discouragement, frustration, opposition, stop support [n3] food, money, possessions for staying alive alimentation, alimony, allowance, care, keep, livelihood, living, maintenance, necessities, nutriment, payment, provision, relief, responsibility, stock, stores, subsidy, subsistence, sustenance, upkeep, victuals; concepts 340,446,457,712 support / supporter [n4] person who helps another adherent, advocate, ally, angel*, apologist, backbone, backer, benefactor, champion, cohort, comforter, confederate, coworker, defender, disciple, endorser, espouser, exponent, expounder, fan, follower, friend, helper, mainstay, maintainer, partisan, patron, pillar, preserver, prop, proponent, satellite*, second, sponsor, stalwart, stay, subscriber, supporter, sustainer, tower of strength*, upholder, wellwisher*; concept 423 —Ant. enemy, foe support [v1] hold up base, be a foundation for, bear, bed, bolster, bottom, brace, buttress, carry, cradle, crutch, embed, found, ground, hold, keep from falling, keep up, mainstay, poise, prop, reinforce, shore, shore up, shoulder, stand, stay, strut, sustain, undergird, upbear, uphold; concept 190 —Ant. let down, let go, release support [v2] take care of, provide for angel*, attend to, back, bankroll*, be a source of strength*, bring up, buoy up, care for, chaperon, cherish, earn one’s keep, encourage, feed, finance, fortify, foster, fund, give a leg up*, guard, keep, keep an eye on*, look after, maintain, make a living, nourish, nurse, pay expenses of, pay for, pick up the check*, prop, put up money for*, raise, set up, sponsor, stake, stiffen, strengthen, stroke, subsidize, succor, sustain, underwrite, uphold; concepts 7,19,22,140,295,341 —Ant. let go, neglect, refuse, reject support [v3] defend, advocate belief abet, advance, agree with, aid, approve, assist, back, bear out, bolster, boost, boost morale, carry, champion, cheer, comfort, countenance, endorse, establish, forward, foster, get behind*, go along with, go to bat for*, help, hold, justify, keep up, maintain, plead for, promote, pull for, put forward, rally round, second, side with, stand behind, stand up for, stay, stick by*, stick up for*, substantiate, sustain, take one’s side*, take the part of*, throw in one’s lot with*, throw in with*, uphold, verify; concepts 10,49,110 —Ant. contradict, disapprove, oppose support [v4] endure abide, bear, bear with, brook, carry on, continue, countenance, go, go through, handle, keep up, live with*, maintain, put up with*, stand, stand for*, stay the course*, stick it out*, stomach*, submit, suffer, swallow*, sweat out*, take, tolerate, undergo, wait out; concept 23 —Ant. refuse, reject

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  • support — sup·port 1 vt 1 a: to promote the interests or cause of b: to uphold or defend as valid or right c: to argue or vote for 2: to provide with substantiation or corroboration support an alibi 3: to provide with the means …   Law dictionary

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  • support — vb 1 Support, sustain, prop, bolster, buttress, brace are comparable when they mean to hold up either literally or figuratively, though they vary greatly in their specific senses and in the range of their applicability. Support suggests the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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