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

1 sense of supporting

Sense 1
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")

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")

Antonyms of adj supporting

2 senses of supporting

Sense 1
encouraging, supporting -- (furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher")

INDIRECT (VIA supportive) -> unsupportive -- (not furnishing support or assistance)

Sense 2
load-bearing (prenominal), supporting (prenominal) -- (capable of bearing a structural load; "a supporting wall")

INDIRECT (VIA bearing) -> nonbearing -- ((of a structural member) supporting no vertical weight other than its own; "they took out a nonbearing wall")

Similarity of adj supporting

2 senses of supporting

Sense 1
encouraging, supporting -- (furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher")
       => supportive (vs. unsupportive) -- (furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer")

Sense 2
load-bearing (prenominal), supporting (prenominal) -- (capable of bearing a structural load; "a supporting wall")
       => bearing (prenominal) (vs. nonbearing) -- ((of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain)

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