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sup·port

 (sə-pôrt′)
tr.v. sup·port·ed, sup·port·ing, sup·ports
1.
a. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping: Pillars support the roof.
b. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight): The bridge supports 10 tons.
2.
a. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to: The letter supported him in his grief.
b. To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases: a program to support the price of wheat.
3. To provide for or maintain by supplying with money or necessities: The homeless shelter is supported solely by donations.
4. To furnish corroborating evidence for: New facts supported her story.
5.
a. To aid the cause, policy, or interests of: supported her in her election campaign.
b. To argue in favor of; advocate: supported lower taxes.
c. To have an enthusiastic interest in (a sports team).
6. To endure; tolerate: "At supper there was such a conflux of company that I could scarcely support the tumult" (Samuel Johnson).
7. To act in a secondary or subordinate role to (a leading performer).
8. To offer help or advice regarding (a product or service).
9. Computers To be compatible with (a program): That operating system does not support most new applications.
n.
1.
a. The act of supporting: Our candidate needs your support.
b. The state of being supported: The candidate's support has been overwhelming.
2. One that supports: How many supports does the bridge have?
3. The provision of money or the necessities of life: child support.
4. Help or advice offered to those encountering difficulties with a product or service.

[Middle English supporten, from Old French supporter, from Latin supportāre, to carry : sub-, from below; see sub- + portāre, to carry; see per- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: support, uphold, back1, advocate, champion
These verbs mean to give aid or encouragement to a person or cause. Support is the most general: "the policy of Cromwell, who supported the growing power of France against the declining power of Spain" (William E.H. Lecky).
To uphold is to maintain or affirm, often in the face of a challenge or strong opposition: "The Declaration of Right upheld the principle of hereditary monarchy" (Edmund Burke).
Back suggests material or moral support intended to contribute to or assure success: The important medical research was backed by the federal government. Advocate implies verbal support, often in the form of pleading or arguing: Scientists advocate a reduction in saturated fats in the human diet. To champion is to fight for one that is under attack or is unable to act in its own behalf: "[newspaper writers who] championed the government and defended the system of taxation" (Samuel Chew and Richard D. Altick).

support

(səˈpɔːt)
vb (tr)
1. to carry the weight of
2. to bear or withstand (pressure, weight, etc)
3. to provide the necessities of life for (a family, person, etc)
4. to tend to establish (a theory, statement, etc) by providing new facts; substantiate
5. (Rhetoric) to speak in favour of (a motion)
6. to give aid or courage to
7. to give approval to (a cause, principle, etc); subscribe to: to support a political candidature.
8. to endure with forbearance: I will no longer support bad behaviour.
9. to give strength to; maintain: to support a business.
10. (Theatre) (tr) (in a concert) to perform earlier than (the main attraction)
11. (Film) films theatre
a. to play a subordinate role to
b. to accompany (the feature) in a film programme
12. (Theatre) films theatre
a. to play a subordinate role to
b. to accompany (the feature) in a film programme
13. (Theatre) to act or perform (a role or character)
n
14. Also (obsolete): supportment the act of supporting or the condition of being supported
15. a thing that bears the weight or part of the weight of a construction
16. a person who or thing that furnishes aid
17. the means of maintenance of a family, person, etc
18. (Theatre) a band or entertainer not topping the bill
19. (Theatre) the support an actor or group of actors playing subordinate roles
20. (General Sporting Terms) med an appliance worn to ease the strain on an injured bodily structure or part
21. (Art Terms) the solid material on which a painting is executed, such as canvas
22. (Medicine) See athletic support
[C14: from Old French supporter, from Latin supportāre to bring, from sub- up + portāre to carry]
supˈportless adj

sup•port

(səˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt)

v.t.
1. to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.).
2. to sustain or withstand (weight, pressure, strain, etc.) without giving way.
3. to maintain (a person, family, institution, etc.) with the necessities of existence; provide for.
4. to sustain (a person, the spirits, etc.) under trial or affliction.
5. to uphold or advocate (a person, cause, principle, etc.); back.
6. to corroborate (a statement, opinion, etc.).
7. to undergo or endure, esp. patiently; tolerate.
8. to perform with (a leading actor or performer) in a secondary role.
n.
9. an act or instance of supporting.
10. the state of being supported.
11. something that serves as a foundation, prop, brace, or stay.
12. maintenance, as of a person or family, with necessaries, means, or funds.
13. a person or thing that supports, esp. financially.
14. assistance and service provided by a manufacturer, vendor, etc., to customers, esp. over the phone: Many software companies have hotlines for tech support.
15. backup or assistance in combat.
adj.
16. (of hosiery) made with elasticized fibers that exert a degree of tension on the legs, thereby aiding circulation, relieving fatigue, etc.
[1350–1400; < Middle French supporter < Medieval Latin supportāre to endure (Latin: to convey) =sup- sup- + portāre to carry]
sup•port′ive, adj.

support

1. The action of a force that aids, protects, complements, or sustains another force in accordance with a directive requiring such action.
2. A unit that helps another unit in battle.
3. An element of a command that assists, protects, or supplies other forces in combat. See also close support; direct support; general support; interdepartmental or agency support; international logistic support; inter-Service support; mutual support.

support

If you support someone or support their aims, you agree with their aims and want them to succeed.

Parents support the headteacher and approve of what she is trying to do.
Most voters did not support the war.

If you support a sports team, you want them to win.

He has supported Arsenal all his life.

If you support someone, you provide them with money or the things they need.

He has three children to support.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'support' in any of the following ways:

Be Careful!
Don't use 'support' to say that someone accepts pain or an unpleasant situation. Say that they bear it, put up with it, or tolerate it.

It was painful of course but I bore it.
You have to put up with small inconveniences.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'support' to say that someone allows something that they do not approve of. You say that they put up with it or tolerate it.

I've put up with his bad behaviour for too long.
We will not tolerate bullying in this school.

Be Careful!
If someone does not allow something that they do not approve of, you can also say that they won't stand for it.

I won't stand for any disobedience.

Be Careful!
If you do not like something at all, don't say that you 'can't support' it. Say that you can't bear it or can't stand it.

I can't bear this music.
She can't stand being kept waiting.
See bear

support


Past participle: supported
Gerund: supporting

Imperative
support
support
Present
I support
you support
he/she/it supports
we support
you support
they support
Preterite
I supported
you supported
he/she/it supported
we supported
you supported
they supported
Present Continuous
I am supporting
you are supporting
he/she/it is supporting
we are supporting
you are supporting
they are supporting
Present Perfect
I have supported
you have supported
he/she/it has supported
we have supported
you have supported
they have supported
Past Continuous
I was supporting
you were supporting
he/she/it was supporting
we were supporting
you were supporting
they were supporting
Past Perfect
I had supported
you had supported
he/she/it had supported
we had supported
you had supported
they had supported
Future
I will support
you will support
he/she/it will support
we will support
you will support
they will support
Future Perfect
I will have supported
you will have supported
he/she/it will have supported
we will have supported
you will have supported
they will have supported
Future Continuous
I will be supporting
you will be supporting
he/she/it will be supporting
we will be supporting
you will be supporting
they will be supporting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been supporting
you have been supporting
he/she/it has been supporting
we have been supporting
you have been supporting
they have been supporting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been supporting
you will have been supporting
he/she/it will have been supporting
we will have been supporting
you will have been supporting
they will have been supporting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been supporting
you had been supporting
he/she/it had been supporting
we had been supporting
you had been supporting
they had been supporting
Conditional
I would support
you would support
he/she/it would support
we would support
you would support
they would support
Past Conditional
I would have supported
you would have supported
he/she/it would have supported
we would have supported
you would have supported
they would have supported
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.support - the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessitiessupport - 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"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
sustainment, sustentation, upkeep, sustenance, maintenance - the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"
logistic assistance, logistic support - assistance between and within military commands
2.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"
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
adherence, adhesion, attachment - faithful support for a cause or political party or religion; "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"
advocacy, protagonism - active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
sponsorship - the act of sponsoring (either officially or financially)
endorsement, indorsement - the act of endorsing; "a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements"
approval, approving, blessing - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
reassurance - the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence
3.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"
influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
backbone, keystone, linchpin, lynchpin, mainstay, anchor - a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"
lifeline - support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection); "the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin"; "she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"
4.support - a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its missionsupport - 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"
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
close support - close-in firing by one unit against an enemy engaged by another unit
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
5.support - documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"
validation, substantiation, proof - the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
6.support - the financial means whereby one livessupport - 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"
resource - available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
amenities, comforts, conveniences, creature comforts - things that make you comfortable and at ease; "all the comforts of home"
maintenance - means of maintenance of a family or group
meal ticket - a source of income or livelihood
subsistence - minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting; "social security provided only a bare subsistence"
7.support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
abutment - a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
architrave - the lowest part of an entablature; rests immediately on the capitals of the columns
basement - the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture
buttress, buttressing - a support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building
understructure, groundwork, substructure, base, foundation, fundament, foot - lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
footstall, plinth, pedestal - an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue)
prop - a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
supporting structure - a structure that serves to support something
8.support - the act of bearing the weight of or strengtheningsupport - the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
propping up, shoring up, shoring - the act of propping up with shores
dangling, hanging, suspension - the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"
9.support - a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical partssupport - a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
part, voice - the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
descant, discant - a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
vamp - an improvised musical accompaniment
10.support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
andiron, dog-iron, firedog, dog - metal supports for logs in a fireplace; "the andirons were too hot to touch"
arch support - a support for the arch of the foot
backrest, back - a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
backboard - a board used to support the back of someone or something
baluster - one of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing
bar - a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
pedestal, stand, base - a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"
bearing - a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
bearing wall - any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building
bedpost - any of 4 vertical supports at the corners of a bedstead
bookend - a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)
brace - a support that steadies or strengthens something else; "he wore a brace on his knee"
wall bracket, bracket - a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
bridge - a wooden support that holds the strings up
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
foot - a support resembling a pedal extremity; "one foot of the chair was on the carpet"
foothold, footing - a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing
handrest - a support for the hand
hanger - anything from which something can be hung
harness - a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
harp - a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade
headstock - the stationary support in a machine or power tool that supports and drives a revolving part (as a chuck or the spindle on a lathe)
leg - one of the supports for a piece of furniture
perch - support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
pier - a support for two adjacent bridge spans
pier - (architecture) a vertical supporting structure (as a portion of wall between two doors or windows)
pillow block - a cast-iron or steel block for supporting a journal or bearing
rack, stand - a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
rest - a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
rib - support resembling the rib of an animal
rocker - a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
spoke, wheel spoke, radius - support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim
stair, step - support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
stirrup, stirrup iron - support consisting of metal loops into which rider's feet go
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
structural member - support that is a constituent part of any structure or building
tailstock - support consisting of the movable part of a lathe that slides along the bed in alignment with the headstock and is locked into position to support the free end of the workpiece
football tee, tee - support holding a football on end and above the ground preparatory to the kickoff
undercarriage - framework that serves as a support for the body of a vehicle
yoke - support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end
11.support - financial resources provided to make some project possiblesupport - financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
resource - available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
Verb1.support - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage tosupport - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
sponsor - assume responsibility for or leadership of; "The senator announced that he would sponsor the health care plan"
buy at, frequent, patronise, shop at, patronize, shop, sponsor - do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
aid, assist, help - give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
encourage, promote, further, boost, advance - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
undergird - lend moral support to
second, endorse, indorse, back - give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
2.support - support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
fund - furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in many areas"
subsidize, subsidise - support through subsidies; "The arts in Europe are heavily subsidized"
bring home the bacon, provide - supply means of subsistence; earn a living; "He provides for his large family by working three jobs"; "Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon"
see through - support financially through a period of time; "The scholarship saw me through college"; "This money will see me through next month"
patronize, sponsor, patronise - assume sponsorship of
3.support - be behindsupport - be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
approve, O.K., okay, sanction - give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
warrant, guarantee - stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of; "The dealer warrants all the cars he sells"; "I warrant this information"
champion, defend - protect or fight for as a champion
second, endorse, indorse, back - give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
4.support - 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?"
scaffold - provide with a scaffold for support; "scaffold the building before painting it"
block - support, secure, or raise with a block; "block a plate for printing"; "block the wheels of a car"
carry - bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of; "His efforts carried the entire project"; "How many credits is this student carrying?"; "We carry a very large mortgage"
chock - support on chocks; "chock the boat"
buoy, buoy up - keep afloat; "The life vest buoyed him up"
pole - support on poles; "pole climbing plants like beans"
bracket - support with brackets; "bracket bookshelves"
underpin - support from beneath
prop, prop up, shore up, shore - support by placing against something solid or rigid; "shore and buttress an old building"
truss - support structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges"
brace - support by bracing
5.support - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or factssupport - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
back up, back - establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"
vouch - give supporting evidence; "He vouched his words by his deeds"
verify - confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"
shew, show, demonstrate, prove, establish - establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
document - support or supply with references; "Can you document your claims?"
validate - prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something
6.support - adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
agree, concur, concord, hold - be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"
7.support - support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirmsupport - support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
8.support - argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
argue, reason - present reasons and arguments
apologise, rationalize, apologize, rationalise, justify, excuse - defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
stick up, stand up - defend against attack or criticism; "He stood up for his friend"; "She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"
uphold - stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals
9.support - play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
dramatic art, dramaturgy, theater, theatre, dramatics - the art of writing and producing plays
act, play, represent - play a role or part; "Gielgud played Hamlet"; "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"; "She played the servant to her husband's master"
10.support - be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
nurture, foster - help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
keep going, run on - continue uninterrupted; "The disease will run on unchecked"; "The party kept going until 4 A.M."
11.support - put up with something or somebody unpleasantsupport - 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"
live with, swallow, accept - tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
hold still for, stand for - tolerate or bear; "I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"
bear up - endure cheerfully; "She bore up under the enormous strain"
take lying down - suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively; "I won't take this insult lying down"
take a joke - listen to a joke at one's own expense; "Can't you take a joke?"
sit out - endure to the end
pay - bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
suffer - experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

support

verb
1. help, back, champion, second, aid, forward, encourage, defend, promote, take (someone's) part, strengthen, assist, advocate, uphold, side with, go along with, stand up for, espouse, stand behind, hold (someone's) hand, stick up for (informal), succour, buoy up, boost (someone's) morale, take up the cudgels for, be a source of strength to He supported the hardworking people.
help oppose, undermine, hinder, reject, go against, walk away from, hold out against, stab in the back, turn your back on
2. provide for, maintain, look after, keep, fund, finance, sustain, foster, take care of, subsidize I have children to support, and a home to be maintained.
provide for live off, sponge off
3. bear out, confirm, verify, substantiate, corroborate, document, endorse, attest to, authenticate, lend credence to The evidence does not support the argument.
bear out deny, contradict, refute, challenge
4. bear, hold up, carry, sustain, prop (up), reinforce, hold, brace, uphold, bolster, underpin, shore up, buttress the thick wooden posts that supported the ceiling
5. follow, back, champion, encourage, favour, advocate, side with, espouse I've supported Newcastle all my miserable life.
noun
1. furtherance, backing, promotion, championship, approval, assistance, encouragement, espousal They are prepared to resort to violence in support of their views.
2. help, protection, comfort, friendship, assistance, blessing, loyalty, patronage, moral support, succour We hope to continue to have her close support and friendship.
help opposition, undermining, rejection, denial
3. aid, help, benefits, relief, assistance the EC's proposal to cut agricultural support
4. prop, post, foundation, back, lining, stay, shore, brace, pillar, underpinning, stanchion, stiffener, abutment Rats had been gnawing at the supports of the house.
5. supporter, prop, mainstay, tower of strength, second, stay, backer, backbone, comforter Andrew is terrific. He's been such a support to me.
supporter antagonist
6. upkeep, maintenance, keep, livelihood, subsistence, sustenance He failed to send child support.

support

verb
1. To sustain the weight of:
2. To hold up:
3. To keep from yielding or failing during stress or difficulty:
4. To supply with the necessities of life:
Idiom: take care of.
5. To aid the cause of by approving or favoring:
Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of.
6. To act as a patron to:
7. To put up with:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
noun
1. The act or an instance of helping:
2. An indication of commendation or approval:
3. A means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure:
Translations
دَعْمدَعْم، تأييدسِناد، دِعامَه، رَكيزَهيَدْعَمُيَدْعَم، يُسانِد، يُؤَيِّد
podporapodporovatpodpěrapodpíratpotvrdit
støtteunderbyggeunderholdbærebevise
abitugi
tukeatukikannattaa
podrškapodržati
alátámaszteltartpártfogolsegélysegítség
halda upp; styîjasjá fyrir, framfleytastoî, undirstaîastuîningur; framfærslastyîja, aîstoîa
支え支える支持支持する支援
지원지원하다
antraeilis
atbalstītatbalstsbalstītbalstsnoturēt
podpiratipodporapodpretivzdržativzdrževati
stödstödja
การสนับสนุนสนับสนุน
sự ủng hộủng hộ

support

[səˈpɔːt]
A. N
1. (for weight)
1.1. (= object) → soporte m
use the stool as a support for your feetusa el taburete como soporte para los pies
steel supportssoportes mpl de acero
1.2. (= capacity to support) → soporte m
a good bed should provide adequate support for your backuna buena cama debe ofrecerle un soporte adecuado para su espalda
to lean on sb for supportapoyarse en algn
1.3. (Med) → soporte m
back supportespaldera f
2. (fig)
2.1. (= help) → apoyo m
I've had a lot of support from my familymi familia me ha apoyado mucho or me ha dado mucho apoyo
she was a real support to her motherfue un verdadero apoyo para su madre
to give sb supportdar apoyo a algn, apoyar a algn
moral supportapoyo moral
2.2. (= backing) → apoyo m
he has given his support to the reform programmeha apoyado or respaldado el programa de reforma, ha dado su apoyo or respaldo al programa de reforma
do I have I your support in this?¿puedo contar con tu apoyo para esto?
our support comes from the workerslos que nos apoyan son los obreros
their capacity to act in support of their political objectivessu capacidad de actuar en pos de sus objetivos políticos
a campaign in support of these aimsuna campaña en apoyo de estos objetivos
he spoke in support of the motionhabló en apoyo de la moción
popular supportapoyo m popular
2.3. (financial) → ayuda f, respaldo m
financial supportayuda f económica, respaldo m económico
they depend on him for financial supporteconómicamente dependen de él
with Government supportcon la ayuda del Gobierno, respaldado por el Gobierno
a man with no visible means of supportun hombre sin una fuente de ingresos aparente
2.4. (esp Comm) (= backup) → servicio m de asistencia (al cliente)
after-sales supportservicio m posventa, asistencia f posventa
technical supportservicio m de asistencia técnica
2.5. (Mil) → apoyo m
military supportapoyo militar
2.6. (= evidence) history offers some support for this viewla historia respalda en cierta medida esta opinión
scholars have found little support for this interpretationlos académicos han encontrado pocas pruebas que apoyen or respalden esta interpretación
in support of this argument he states thatpara apoyar or respaldar este argumento aduce que ...
evidence in support of a particular theorypruebas que confirman una determinada teoría
B. VT
1. (= hold up) → sostener
his knees wouldn't support him any moresus rodillas ya no lo sostenían
that chair won't support your weightesa silla no resistirá or aguantará tu peso
raise your upper body off the ground, supporting your weight on your armsapoyándose en los brazos levante el tronco del suelo
to support o.s. (physically) → apoyarse (on en)
2. (= help)
2.1. (emotionally) → apoyar
2.2. (financially) [+ person] → mantener; [+ organization, project] → financiar
he has a wife and three children to supporttiene una mujer y tres hijos que mantener
to support o.s. (financially) → ganarse la vida
3. (= back) [+ proposal, project, person] → apoyar
his colleagues refused to support himsus colegas se negaron a apoyarlo
4. (Sport) [+ team] who do you support?¿de qué equipo eres (hincha)?
Tim supports Manchester UnitedTim es hincha de Manchester United
come and support your team!¡ven a animar a tu equipo!
5. (= corroborate) [+ theory, view] → respaldar, confirmar
6. (= sustain) an environment capable of supporting human lifeun medio en que existen las condiciones necesarias para que se desarrolle la vida humana
land so poor that it cannot support a small familyun terreno tan poco fértil que no puede sustentar a una familia pequeña
7. (frm) (= tolerate) → tolerar
8. (Mus) [+ band] → actuar de telonero/teloneros de
a good band supported by an exciting new groupun buen grupo con unos teloneros nuevos muy interesantes
9. (Cine, Theat) [+ principal actor] → secundar
he is supported by a wonderful castestá secundado por un estupendo reparto
C. CPD support band N (Mus) → teloneros mpl
support group Ngrupo m de apoyo
a support group for victims of crimeun grupo de apoyo or una asociación de ayuda a las víctimas de la delincuencia
support hose Nmedias fpl de compresión graduada
support network Nred f de apoyo
support ship Nbarco m de apoyo
support stocking Nmedia f de compresión graduada
support tights NPLmedias fpl de compresión (graduada)
support troops NPLtropas fpl de apoyo

support

[səˈpɔːrt]
n
(moral)soutien m, appui m
She has given me a lot of support
BUT Elle m'a beaucoup soutenu.
(financial)soutien m, appui m
(for movement, party, candidate)soutien m
They had failed to mobilize trade union support → Ils n'avaient pas réussi à mobiliser le soutien des syndicats.
in support of → en soutien à
(physical)appui m
to lean against sth for support → s'appuyer contre qch
(= object that supports) → support m
(= person)
He has been a real support to me → Il m'a été d'un grand soutien.
(= evidence)
History offers some support for this view → L'histoire vient appuyer cette thèse.
(also support act) (= band, singer) → première partie f, vedette f américaine
vt
(= bear the weight of) [+ object, person] → soutenir
to support o.s. (physically)se maintenir debout
(= back) [+ person, party, movement, union, cause] → soutenir; [+ proposal, ban, measures] → soutenir
My mum has always supported me → Ma mère m'a toujours soutenu.
(= assist) [+ people in need] → soutenir; [+ customers] → aider
(financially) [+ family, children] → subvenir aux besoins de
She had to support five children on her own → Elle a dû subvenir toute seule aux besoins de cinq enfants.
to have sb to support → avoir qn à charge
He has a wife and three children to support → Il a une femme et trois enfants à charge.
to support o.s. (financially)gagner sa vie
(SPORT) [+ team] → être supporteur/trice de
What team do you support? → Tu es supporteur de quelle équipe?
(= substantiate) [+ theory, statement] → appuyersupport band n (= rock group) → groupe m en vedette américaine

support

n
(lit)Stütze f; to give support to somebody/somethingjdn/etw stützen; the ceiling will need some kind of supportdie Decke muss irgendwie abgestützt werden; the bridge supportsdie Stützpfeiler plder Brücke; to lean on somebody for supportsich auf jdn stützen
(fig, no pl: = moral, financial backing) → Unterstützung f; (= person)Stütze f; (Comput etc) → Support m; in support ofzur Unterstützung (+gen); in support of an allegationzur Untermauerung or Stützung einer Behauptung; to speak in support of somebody/somethingetw/jdn unterstützen; to depend on somebody for financial supportauf jds finanzielle Unterstützung angewiesen sein; our support comes from the workerswir stützen uns auf die Arbeiterschaft
attr (Mil etc) → Hilfs-
vt
(lit)stützen; (= bear the weight of)tragen; it is supported on 4 columnses wird von 4 Säulen getragen or gestützt
(fig)unterstützen (also Comput); plan, motion, sb’s applicationbefürworten, unterstützen; party, causeeintreten für, unterstützen; (= give moral support to)beistehen (+dat), → Rückhalt geben (+dat); (= corroborate) claim, theoryerhärten, untermauern; (financially) familyunterhalten; party, orchestrafinanziell unterstützen; he supports Arsenaler ist Arsenal-Anhänger m; which team do you support?für welche Mannschaft bist du?; without his family to support himohne die Unterstützung seiner Familie; Burton and Taylor, supported by X and YBurton und Taylor, mit X und Y in den Nebenrollen; his parents supported him through universityseine Eltern haben ihn während seines Studiums finanziell unterstützt
(= endure) bad behaviour, tantrumsdulden, ertragen
vr (physically) → sich stützen (→ on auf +acc); (financially) → seinen Unterhalt (selbst) bestreiten

support

[səˈpɔːt]
1. n (gen) → sostegno, appoggio; (object) → sostegno, supporto
she was a great support to me → mi è stata di grande conforto
moral support → aiuto morale
he has no visible means of support → non è ben chiaro come si mantenga
to speak in support of a candidate → parlare a favore di un candidato
to lean on sb for support (also) (fig) → appoggiarsi a qn
they stopped work in support (of) → hanno interrotto l'attività lavorativa per solidarietà (con)
our support comes from the workers → sono gli operai ad appoggiarci
there's a great deal of support for his views → le sue opinioni sono ampiamente condivise
2. vt (gen) → sostenere, sorreggere (fig) (person, emotionally) → sostenere; (financially) → mantenere; (proposal, project) → appoggiare (Sport) (team) → tifare per; (corroborate, evidence) → confermare, convalidare
to support o.s. (financially) → mantenersi
all that is necessary to support life → tutto ciò che rende possibile l'esistenza di una forma di vita

support

(səˈpoːt) verb
1. to bear the weight of, or hold upright, in place etc. That chair won't support him / his weight; He limped home, supported by a friend on either side of him.
2. to give help, or approval to. He has always supported our cause; His family supported him in his decision.
3. to provide evidence for the truth of. New discoveries have been made that support his theory; The second witness supported the statement of the first one.
4. to supply with the means of living. He has a wife and four children to support.
noun
1. the act of supporting or state of being supported. That type of shoe doesn't give the foot much support; The plan was cancelled because of lack of support; Her job is the family's only means of support; I would like to say a word or two in support of his proposal.
2. something that supports. One of the supports of the bridge collapsed.
supˈporter noun
a person who helps or supports (a person, cause, team etc). a crowd of football supporters.
supˈporting adjective
(of an actor, rôle etc) secondary to the leading actor, rôle etc. He has had many supporting rôles; a supporting cast.

support

دَعْم, يَدْعَمُ podpora, podporovat støtte unterstützen, Unterstützung υποστηρίζω, υποστήριξη apoyar, apoyo tukea, tuki soutenir, soutien podrška, podržati sostenere, supporto 支え, 支える 지원, 지원하다 ondersteunen, ondersteuning støtte poparcie, poprzeć apoiar, apoio поддерживать, поддержка stöd, stödja การสนับสนุน, สนับสนุน destek, desteklemek sự ủng hộ, ủng hộ 支持

sup·port

n. soporte, sostén.

support

n (physical) soporte m; (social) apoyo; advanced cardiac life — (ACLS) soporte vital cardíaco avanzado; arch — plantilla; basic life — (BLS) soporte vital básico; life — soporte vital, uso de tecnología sofisticada para mantener vivo a un paciente crítico; moral — apoyo moral; nutritional — soporte nutricional; — group grupo de apoyo; vt sostener, soportar; (social sense) apoyar
References in classic literature ?
The work was all done by the new boring machinery, with as little blasting as possible; but there would be falling rocks and crushed supports, and premature explosions--and in addition all the dangers of railroading.
The enlightened, cultivated, intelligent man, who supports the system of which the trader is the inevitable result, or the poor trader himself?
I would not have every man nor every part of a man cultivated, any more than I would have every acre of earth cultivated: part will be tillage, but the greater part will be meadow and forest, not only serving an immediate use, but preparing a mould against a distant future, by the annual decay of the vegetation which it supports.
Wherever you find a king who can't cure the king's-evil you can be sure that the most valuable superstition that supports his throne -- the subject's belief in the divine appointment of his sovereign -- has passed away.
The one consolation which supports me in bidding you farewell is, that neither of us is to blame.
The vindication of the loved object is the best balm affection can find for its wounds:--"A man must have so much on his mind," is the belief by which a wife often supports a cheerful face under rough answers and unfeeling words.
This, however, was a slight inconvenience to the gallant Abbot, who, perhaps, even rejoicing in the opportunity to display his accomplished horsemanship before so many spectators, especially of the fair sex, dispensed with the use of these supports to a timid rider.
Its supports were of silver gilt, beautifully chased, and profusely set with enamelled and jewelled medallions.
The author relieves the patriarch and missionaries, and supports them.
The fugitive-slave clause of the Constitution, and the law for the suppression of the foreign slave-trade, are each as well enforced, perhaps, as any law can ever be in a community where the moral sense of the people imperfectly supports the law itself.
Compose yourself, senora, and endeavour to calm your excitement lest my lord find you agitated; and leave the rest to my care and God's, who always supports good intentions.
General Eble had just set fire to the supports on the other bank.