There are 2 translations of support in Spanish:

support1

Pronunciation: /səˈpɔːrt; səˈpɔːt/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (hold up) [bridge/structure] sostener* the roof is supported by six columns el tejado descansa sobre or se apoya en seis columnas the chair couldn't support his weight la silla no pudo aguantar or resistir su peso she had to support herself on a chair tuvo que apoyarse en una silla 1.2 [Econ] [Fin] [price/growth] mantener*, sostener* a move to support the dollar una medida para mantener la cotización del dólar or para proteger el dólar
  • 2 2.1 (maintain, sustain) [family/children] mantener*, sostener*, sustentar to support oneself ganarse la vida or [literario/literary] el sustento the hospital is supported entirely by private donations el hospital está enteramente financiado por donaciones de particulares 2.2 [Comput] admitir
  • 3 3.1 (encourage) apoyar, ayudar they went along to support their team fueron a animar a su equipo 3.2 (back) [cause/motion] apoyar which team do you support? ¿de qué equipo eres (hincha)? I support the Greens estoy con los verdes delegates voted to support the resolution los delegados votaron a favor de la resolución 3.3 (back up) apoyar we support him wholeheartedly lo apoyamos sin reservas
  • 4 [Cin] [Mus] [Theat] secundar he's supported by a splendid cast lo secunda or respalda un magnífico elenco de actores the band was supported by … el grupo telonero fue …

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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

There are 2 translations of support in Spanish:

support2

n

  • 1 1.1 c (of structure) soporte (m) 1.2 c [Med] [Sport] protector (m) athletic support (BrE) suspensorio (m), suspensor (m) (Per, RPl) 1.3 u (physical) the pillars provide the support for the arches los pilares sirven de apoyo a los arcos to lean on sb for support apoyarse en algn (para sostenerse) these shoes give a lot of support estos zapatos sujetan or sostienen bien el pie (before n) support stockings medias (fpl) elásticas support pantyhose (AmE) o tights (BrE) panti(e)s (mpl) elásticos, panti(e)s (fpl) elásticas, pantimedias (fpl) elásticas (Méx)
  • 2 2.1 u (financial) ayuda (f) (económica), apoyo (m) (económico) government support for sports is inadequate la ayuda or el apoyo gubernamental al deporte es insuficiente he has no means of support no tiene ninguna fuente de ingresos, no tiene con qué mantenerse she has (financial) support from her ex-husband su exmarido contribuye económicamente a su manutención 2.2 c (person) sostén (m)
  • 3 c (backing, encouragement) apoyo (m), respaldo (m) you can count on my support puede contar con mi apoyo or respaldo I've had absolutely no support from you no me has apoyado en absoluto the class folded because of lack of support la clase tuvo que cerrar por falta de interés the crowd gave their team vociferous support el público animó a su equipo con gran vehemencia I went with her to give her (moral) support la acompañé para que se sintiera apoyada or respaldada (before n) a support system for single-parent families una infraestructura de apoyo a las familias monoparentales
  • 5in support of (as prep) he spoke in support of the motion habló a favor de or en apoyo de la moción a demonstration in support of the President una manifestación de apoyo al presidente she could produce no evidence in support of her claim no pudo presentar pruebas en apoyo de su demanda he produced figures in support of his theory presentó cifras que respaldaban or confirmaban su teoría

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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.