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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).

supporting

(səˈpɔːtɪŋ)
adj
1. (Theatre) (of a role) being a fairly important but not leading part, esp in a play or film
2. (Theatre) (of an actor or actress) playing a supporting role
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supporting - the act of bearing the weight of or strengtheningsupporting - 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"
Adj.1.supporting - furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"
2.supporting - capable of bearing a structural load; "a supporting wall"
bearing - (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
Translations
مُؤَيِّد، مُسانِد، مُساعِد
druhý hlavní
birollebirolle-
aukaleikari
druhý hlavný
ikinci derecedeyardımcı

supporting

[səˈpɔːtɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. [documents] → acreditativo
there is no supporting evidence for this theoryno hay pruebas que confirmen esta teoría
2. (Theat) [role, cast] → secundario; [actor] → secundario, de reparto
B. CPD supporting feature N (Cine) → cortometraje m
supporting wall Npared f maestra

supporting

[səˈpɔːrtɪŋ] adj
[wall] → d'appui
[evidence] → à l'appuisupporting actor nsecond rôle m masculin
best supporting actor → meilleur second rôle masculinsupporting actress nsecond rôle m féminin
best supporting actress → meilleur second rôle fémininsupporting role supporting rôle n (in film)second rôle m

supporting

adj
documentszur Unterstützung; supporting groupVorgruppe f; supporting role (lit, fig)Nebenrolle f; with full supporting castmit vielen anderen (bedeutenden) Darstellern; with full supporting programmemit vollem Nebenprogramm
(Tech: = load-bearing) → stützend, tragend; supporting wallStützwand f

supporting

:
supporting actor
n (Film, Theat) → Nebendarsteller m
supporting actress
n (Film, Theat) → Nebendarstellerin f
supporting evidence
nBeweise pl
supporting film
nVorfilm m

supporting

[səˈpɔːtɪŋ] adj
a. (Theatre, Cine) (role, actor, actress) → non protagonista
b. (wall) → sostegno

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.
References in classic literature ?
Doubtless; but I have, I think, already explained to you the difference there is between supporting and measuring.
By these two means they would be enabled to restore to the vitiated air its life- supporting properties.
We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view.

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