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British English: /səˈpɔːt/
American English: /səˈpɔrt/

Translation of support in Italian:


  • 1 (moral, financial, political)
    for something a, per qualcosa for somebody a, per qualcuno
    financial, state support
    supporto finanziario, statale
    there is considerable public support for the strikers
    gli scioperanti godono di una grande solidarietà pubblica
    there is little public support for this measure
    questo provvedimento trova scarso consenso di pubblico
    socialist, Green party support
    il seguito (elettorale) dei socialisti, dei verdi
    support for the party is increasing air, land, sea support (Military) to give somebody, something (one's) support
    dare a qualcuno, qualcosa il proprio sostegno
    to get support from somebody, something
    ricevere sostegno da qualcuno, qualcosa
    to have the support of somebody, something
    avere l'appoggio di qualcuno, qualcosa
    in support of somebody, something
    (campaign, intervene)
    a sostegno di qualcuno, qualcosa
    he spoke in support of the motion the workers went on strike in support of their demands the students demonstrated in support of the strikers
    gli studenti hanno manifestato per dimostrare la loro solidarietà con gli scioperanti
    in support of this point of view, theory a collection in support of war victims
    una colletta per le vittime della guerra
    with support from somebody
    con l'appoggio di qualcuno
    to win o gain support from somebody
    ottenere l'appoggio di qualcuno
    they need support to raise enough money
    hanno bisogno di aiuto per raccogliere fondi a sufficienza
    the theatre closed for lack of support
    il teatro ha chiuso per mancanza di sovvenzioni
    strong support [figurative]
    forte sostegno
    means of support (financial)
    mezzi di sostentamento o di sussistenza
  • 2 (physical, for weight) (Medicine) (for limb) athletic support he used his stick as a support
    usava il bastone come sostegno o per sostenersi
    he had to lean on a chair for support
    ha dovuto appoggiarsi a una sedia per sostenersi

transitive verb

  • 6 (Computing) (computer)
    (programme, device, language)

reflexive verb

  • to support oneself

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