Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun support

11 senses of support

Sense 1
support -- (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")

Sense 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")
       => aid, assist, assistance, help -- (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")

Sense 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")

Sense 4
support, reinforcement, reenforcement -- (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")
       => operation, military operation -- (activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force")

Sense 5
documentation, support -- (documentary validation; "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones")
       => validation, proof, substantiation -- (the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something)

Sense 6
support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance -- (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)

Sense 7
support -- (supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support")
       => supporting structure -- (a structure that serves to support something)

Sense 8
support, supporting -- (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")

Sense 9
accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support -- (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")

Sense 10
support -- (any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf")
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 11
support, financial support, funding, backing, financial backing -- (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)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb support

11 senses of support

Sense 1
support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 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")

Sense 3
back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support -- (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")

Sense 4
hold, support, sustain, hold up -- (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?")

Sense 5
confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm -- (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant")

Sense 6
subscribe, support -- (adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion")
       => agree, hold, concur, concord -- (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")

Sense 7
corroborate, underpin, bear out, support -- (support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence")
       => match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree -- (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")

Sense 8
defend, support, fend for -- (argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike")
       => argue, reason -- (present reasons and arguments)

Sense 9
support -- (play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act")
       => 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")

Sense 10
patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going -- (be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could")
       => foster, nurture -- (help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents")

Sense 11
digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up -- (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")
       => permit, allow, let, countenance -- (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")

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