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Synonyms for support
səˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrtsup·port

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term support.

Wiktionary

  1. supportverb

    To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.

    I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization

    Antonyms:
    kernel

  2. supportverb

    Antonyms:
    oppose

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. support

    Support and sustain alike signify to hold up or keep up, to prevent from falling or sinking; but sustain has a special sense of continuous exertion or of great strength continuously exerted, as when we speak of sustained endeavor or a sustained note; a flower is supported by the stem or a temple-roof by arches; the foundations of a great building sustain an enormous pressure; to sustain life implies a greater exigency and need than to support life; to say one is sustained under affliction is to say more both of the severity of the trial and the completeness of the upholding than if we say he is supported. To bear is the most general word, denoting all holding up or keeping up of any object, whether in rest or motion; in the derived senses it refers to something that is a tax upon strength or endurance; as, to bear a strain; to bear pain or grief. To maintain is to keep in a state or condition, especially in an excellent and desirable condition; as, to maintain health or reputation; to maintain one's position; to maintain a cause or proposition is to hold it against opposition or difficulty. To support may be partial, to maintain is complete; maintain is a word of more dignity than support; a man supports his family; a state maintains an army or navy. To prop is always partial, signifying to add support to something that is insecure. Compare ABET; ENDURE; KEEP.

    Synonyms:
    bear, carry, cherish, hold up, keep, keep up, maintain, prop, sustain, uphold

    Antonyms:
    abandon, betray, break down, cast down, demolish, desert, destroy, drop, let go, overthrow, throw down, wreck

    Preposition:
    The roof is supported by, on, or upon pillars; the family was supported on or upon a pittance, or by charity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supportnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    financial backing, backup, financial support, sustenance, backing, documentation, reenforcement, accompaniment, reinforcement, funding, livelihood, musical accompaniment, keep, living, bread and butter, supporting

  2. supportnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    financial backing, backup, financial support, sustenance, backing, documentation, reenforcement, accompaniment, reinforcement, funding, livelihood, musical accompaniment, keep, living, bread and butter, supporting

  3. supportnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    financial backing, backup, financial support, sustenance, backing, documentation, reenforcement, accompaniment, reinforcement, funding, livelihood, musical accompaniment, keep, living, bread and butter, supporting

  4. support, reinforcement, reenforcementnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    backup, supporting, reinforcement, backing, funding, financial support, keep, accompaniment, reenforcement, reinforcing stimulus, bread and butter, reinforcer, musical accompaniment, reward, sustenance, strengthener, living, financial backing, documentation, livelihood

  5. documentation, supportnoun

    documentary validation

    "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"

    Synonyms:
    backup, supporting, reinforcement, backing, reenforcement, certification, keep, corroboration, bread and butter, financial support, accompaniment, software documentation, musical accompaniment, sustenance, living, financial backing, funding, documentation, livelihood

  6. support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenancenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    backup, supporting, reinforcement, sustainment, backing, funding, nutrition, nutriment, financial support, keep, accompaniment, alimentation, reenforcement, victuals, life, bread and butter, hold, dungeon, musical accompaniment, maintenance, aliment, sustenance, animation, donjon, sustentation, living, upkeep, financial backing, documentation, nourishment, livelihood, aliveness

  7. supportnoun

    supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation

    "the statue stood on a marble support"

    Synonyms:
    financial backing, backup, financial support, sustenance, backing, documentation, reenforcement, accompaniment, reinforcement, funding, livelihood, musical accompaniment, keep, living, bread and butter, supporting

  8. support, supportingnoun

    the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

    "he leaned against the wall for support"

    Synonyms:
    backup, supporting, reinforcement, backing, funding, financial support, keep, accompaniment, reenforcement, bread and butter, musical accompaniment, sustenance, living, financial backing, documentation, livelihood

  9. accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, supportnoun

    a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, financial backing, reenforcement, reinforcement, patronage, escort, living, supporting, complement, keep, accompaniment, livelihood, bread and butter, co-occurrence, backup man, reliever, musical accompaniment, backing, financial support, backup, sustenance, funding, championship, concomitant, computer backup, relief, stand-in, documentation, attendant, substitute

  10. supportnoun

    any device that bears the weight of another thing

    "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

    Synonyms:
    financial backing, backup, financial support, sustenance, backing, documentation, reenforcement, accompaniment, reinforcement, funding, livelihood, musical accompaniment, keep, living, bread and butter, supporting

  11. support, financial support, funding, backing, financial backingverb

    financial resources provided to make some project possible

    "the foundation provided support for the experiment"

    Synonyms:
    backup, supporting, reinforcement, patronage, backing, funding, financial support, keep, accompaniment, reenforcement, bread and butter, musical accompaniment, sustenance, financing, championship, mount, living, financial backing, documentation, livelihood

  12. support, back upverb

    give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

    "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"

    Synonyms:
    digest, abide, congest, tolerate, choke, foul, plunk for, hold up, endure, choke off, back, stick out, back down, clog, fend for, patronise, clog up, back up, keep going, put up, corroborate, endorse, stomach, defend, confirm, bear out, back off, affirm, subscribe, brook, indorse, suffer, stand, sustain, patronize, underpin, substantiate, hold, plump for, patronage, bear

  13. supportverb

    support materially or financially

    "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"

    Synonyms:
    suffer, put up, tolerate, patronage, stand, back, corroborate, brook, plump for, keep going, patronise, hold up, bear out, bear, hold, stomach, sustain, underpin, confirm, plunk for, defend, subscribe, stick out, patronize, substantiate, indorse, fend for, affirm, endure, digest, endorse, back up, abide

  14. back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, supportverb

    be behind; approve of

    "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

    Synonyms:
    stake, digest, abide, tolerate, bear, plunk for, hold up, endure, back, stick out, second, fend for, patronise, back up, keep going, certify, corroborate, endorse, stomach, defend, confirm, bear out, stand, affirm, game, brook, indorse, subscribe, suffer, bet on, sustain, patronize, underpin, gage, substantiate, hold, plump for, patronage, put up, punt

  15. hold, support, sustain, hold upverb

    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?"

    Synonyms:
    take, hold in, hold out, make, endure, fend for, affirm, view as, underpin, carry, book, concur, have, maintain, hold, last, moderate, sustain, corroborate, confirm, retain, nourish, nurse, defy, go, stick up, keep up, patronise, guard, prevail, declare, withstand, adjudge, tolerate, indorse, accommodate, abide, control, prolong, stomach, harbour, patronage, live, reserve, check, hold back, stick out, brook, give, take hold, go for, patronize, deem, apply, stand up, obtain, substantiate, survive, get, bind, stand, have got, entertain, plunk for, live on, curb, back, restrain, keep, concord, keep back, oblige, throw, arrest, hold water, contain, back up, suffer, bear, nurture, subscribe, take for, hold up, harbor, detain, defend, put up, confine, keep going, bear out, admit, digest, plump for, endorse, halt, obligate, agree, delay

  16. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirmverb

    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

    "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

    Synonyms:
    actualise, realise, abide, embody, verify, get, stomach, defend, plunk for, hold up, substantiate, keep going, actualize, back, have, avow, fend for, patronise, stick out, assert, back up, keep, digest, nurture, keep up, corroborate, endorse, validate, reassert, hold, confirm, bear out, incarnate, affirm, swan, subscribe, brook, indorse, body forth, tolerate, suffer, endure, stand, aver, maintain, prolong, nourish, sustain, realize, patronize, underpin, plump for, patronage, put up, swear, bear

  17. subscribe, supportverb

    adopt as a belief

    "I subscribe to your view on abortion"

    Synonyms:
    digest, abide, tolerate, plunk for, sign, hold up, endure, back, take, stick out, fend for, patronise, subscribe to, back up, keep going, put up, corroborate, endorse, stomach, defend, confirm, bear out, affirm, subscribe, brook, indorse, suffer, stand, sustain, patronize, underpin, substantiate, hold, plump for, pledge, patronage, bear

  18. corroborate, underpin, bear out, supportverb

    support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

    "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

    Synonyms:
    digest, abide, tolerate, plunk for, hold up, endure, back, stick out, fend for, patronise, back up, keep going, put up, corroborate, endorse, validate, stomach, defend, confirm, bear out, affirm, subscribe, brook, indorse, suffer, stand, sustain, patronize, underpin, substantiate, hold, plump for, patronage, bear

  19. defend, support, fend forverb

    argue or speak in defense of

    "She supported the motion to strike"

    Synonyms:
    fight, digest, abide, tolerate, oppose, suffer, plunk for, hold up, endure, guard, stick out, confirm, fend for, patronise, back, back up, keep going, put up, corroborate, endorse, stomach, represent, defend, fight back, bear out, affirm, subscribe, brook, indorse, patronage, stand, sustain, maintain, fight down, patronize, underpin, substantiate, hold, plump for, champion, bear

  20. supportverb

    play a subordinate role to (another performer)

    "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"

    Synonyms:
    suffer, put up, tolerate, patronage, stand, back, corroborate, brook, plump for, keep going, patronise, hold up, bear out, bear, hold, stomach, sustain, underpin, confirm, plunk for, defend, subscribe, stick out, patronize, substantiate, indorse, fend for, affirm, endure, digest, endorse, back up, abide

  21. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep goingverb

    be a regular customer or client of

    "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

    Synonyms:
    digest, abide, buy at, tolerate, tide over, shop at, plunk for, hold up, endure, frequent, bridge over, back, stick out, fend for, patronise, run on, back up, keep going, put up, corroborate, endorse, stomach, defend, confirm, bear out, affirm, shop, subscribe, brook, indorse, suffer, stand, sustain, patronize, underpin, condescend, substantiate, hold, plump for, patronage, sponsor, bear

  22. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    bide, project, ache, hold out, run, endure, affirm, underpin, carry, stand up, assume, have, hold, last, sustain, confirm, fend, stay, weather, take over, go, jut, endorse, jut out, turn out, digest, deport, prevail, comport, set up, behave, die hard, pay, jump out, remain firm, offer, tolerate, deliver, indorse, hurt, abide, condense, raise, fend for, back up, stomach, birth, patronage, stand out, live, contribute, stick out, meet, brook, expect, patronize, suffer, concentrate, protrude, acquit, substantiate, brave out, survive, domiciliate, get, put forward, stand, can, post, plunk for, persist, live on, have a bun in the oven, give birth, back, jump, allow, rear, lose, place upright, wear, house, contain, leap out, bear, patronise, subscribe, hold up, corroborate, provide, erect, defend, brave, put up, tin, keep going, accept, bear out, resist, plump for, nominate, yield, gestate, permit, conduct

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. supportverb

    Synonyms:
    sustain, uphold, prop, brace, bear up, hold up, shore up

  2. supportverb

    Synonyms:
    endure, bear, undergo, suffer, tolerate, put up with, go through

  3. supportverb

    Synonyms:
    cherish, nourish, maintain, provide for

  4. supportverb

    Synonyms:
    have, hold, keep up

  5. supportverb

    Synonyms:
    perform, play, act, take the part of

  6. supportverb

    Synonyms:
    substantiate, confirm, make good, verify

  7. supportverb

    Synonyms:
    assist, aid, help, second, patronize, abet, befriend, back, countenance, encourage, back up

  8. supportverb

    Synonyms:
    further, forward, advocate, vindicate

  9. supportverb

    Synonyms:
    accompany (as an assistant), attend, act as aid to

  10. supportnoun

    Synonyms:
    prop, stay, shore, supporter, brace, hold

  11. supportnoun

    Synonyms:
    base, basis, bed, foundation

  12. supportnoun

    Synonyms:
    sustenance, maintenance, FEED, subsistence, livelihood, living, keeping

  13. supportnoun

    Synonyms:
    aid, help, assistance, succor, favor, countenance, encouragement, patronage, comfort

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. SUPPORT

    Synonyms:
    Study to Understand Prognoses & Preferences for Outcomes & Risks of Treatments

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How to use support in a sentence?

  1. Stella Kyriakides:

    Use the channels we have established to inform us about any needs that you may have, and any additional support that we may be able to provide you with.

  2. Jennifer Palmieri:

    Women voters who want to support a woman candidate should not overthink this but have courage of their convictions and believe in their power to make a difference, thats what women did in 2018 and look what happened.

  3. Moderate House Republican:

    Obviously, I love that man, and I have his support 1,000 %. And unfortunately, Nancy Mace doesn't.

  4. Ben Higgins:

    That day was a day that I meant every word I said, you have continued to support me and love me and keep me smiling in some of the weirdest and hardest situations. You've listened when I've just needed to talk. But most importantly, you've been beside me the whole time.

  5. Sanjiv Shah:

    As we see higher oil output from (non-OPEC) Russia, Iraq and, most importantly, Saudi Arabia, we are likely to see continued pressure from the resultant low oil prices. This will affect U.S. shale producers as well and therefore an increase in new investment in the sector is unlikely. This will support prices in the medium term.


Translations for support

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  • دعم, الدعمArabic
  • подкрепаBulgarian
  • recolzar, sostenirCatalan, Valencian
  • podporovat, podpora, podpěra, podpíratCzech
  • støtteDanish
  • Unterstützung, stützen, Support bieten, Träger, unterstützen, StützeGerman
  • ενισχύω, υποστήριξηGreek
  • subteni, subtenoEsperanto
  • sostener, apoyo, apuntalar, apoyar, respaldo, respaldar, soporteSpanish
  • tugi, abiEstonian
  • پشتیبانی, حمایتPersian
  • tuki, tukea, sulkeuma, kantaja, kannattaaFinnish
  • soutien, soutenirFrench
  • stipeWestern Frisian
  • iompair, gabháilIrish
  • taic, seasScottish Gaelic
  • תומךHebrew
  • सहारा, समर्थनHindi
  • támasz, támogat, segítség, alátámaszt, segély, pártfogol, támaszt, támogatás, eltartHungarian
  • mendukungIndonesian
  • suporto, apogarIdo
  • supporto, supportareItalian
  • תמיכהHebrew
  • 維持, 対応する, 扶養, 援助, 支える, 援助する, 支持する, 養う, 支援する, 支え, 支持, 支援Japanese
  • 지원하다Korean
  • firmāmentumLatin
  • tautīnei, tautītī, tautokoMāori
  • steunen, ondersteuning, bijstand, ondersteunen, advies, hulp, steunDutch
  • bistand, støtteNorwegian
  • wspierać, podpora, kibicować, wsparcie, wspornik, popierać, pomoc, nośnikPolish
  • financiar, apoio, apoiar, suporte, [[dar]] [[suporte]]Portuguese
  • sprijini, sprijin, suport, propti, sprijinire, susține, suporturiRomanian
  • поддержать, поддержка, поддерживать, опораRussian
  • подршка, ùporīšte, podrška, pȍtpōranj, pȍtpora, òslonacSerbo-Croatian
  • stöd, bära upp, support, stötta, stödjaSwedish
  • అండ, మద్దతుTelugu
  • destek, desteklemek, çözüm, destek olmakTurkish
  • حمایتUrdu
  • subzidiaedje, subzideWalloon
  • 支持Chinese

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