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[n] 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"
[n] documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones"
[n] 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"
[n] the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"
[n] 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"
[n] any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
[n] supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
[n] something providing immaterial support or 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"
[n] a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts
[n] 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"
[n] financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
[v] support; of morale, theories, etc.
[v] establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
[v] 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"
[v] adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
[v] argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
[v] be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
[v] 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?"
[v] play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
[v] support financially in an enterprise; "The scholarship saw me through college"
[v] be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
[v] give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"
[v] support with evidence or authority : make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

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contradict, negate