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Synonyms of support in English:

verb

  • 1 the roof was supported by massive stone pillars
    hold up, bear, carry, prop up, keep up, bolster up, brace, shore up, underpin, buttress, reinforce
  • 2 he was struggling to support his family
    provide for, provide sustenance for, maintain, sustain, keep, take care of, look after
  • 3 Martha lovingly supported him to the end
    give moral support to, give strength to, be a source of strength to, comfort, bring comfort to, sustain, encourage, buoy up, hearten, fortify, console, solace, give sympathy to, reassure, succour, soothe
    informal buck up
    [Antonyms] neglect, abandon
  • 4 there seems to be evidence to support both of these arguments
    substantiate, back up, give force to, give weight to, bear out, corroborate, confirm, attest to, verify, prove, validate, authenticate, endorse, ratify, document
    [Antonyms] contradict, undermine
  • 5 all the money we receive will be used to support charitable projects in Africa
    help, aid, assist;
    contribute to, give a donation to, give money to, back, underwrite, subsidize, fund, finance, succour
    North American informal bankroll
  • 6 he obtained 773 votes as an independent candidate supported by a residents' association
    back, champion, give help to, help, assist, aid, be on the side of, side with, favour, prefer, abet, aid and abet, encourage;
    vote for, ally oneself with, stand behind, fall in with, stand up for, defend, take someone's part, take up the cudgels for;
    sponsor, vouch for, second, promote, endorse, sanction, approve of, give one's blessing to, smile on
    [Antonyms] oppose
  • 7 a bold initiative to support human rights around the world
    advocate, promote, further, champion, back, be on the side of, espouse, espouse the cause of, be in favour of, recommend, defend, subscribe to
  • 8 at work during the day I could support the grief
    endure, bear, put up with, tolerate, stand, abide, suffer, stomach, brook, sustain, shoulder, weather
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  • 1 one of the bridge supports had developed a six inch crack
    pillar, post, prop, underprop, underpinning, base, substructure, foundation;
    brace, buttress, abutment, bolster, upright, stay, stand, trestle, crutch, plinth
  • 2 he can't be forced to pay support for a wife abroad
    maintenance, keep, sustenance, subsistence;
    food and accommodation
  • 3 I was lucky to have my family's support during this difficult time
    moral support, friendship, strengthening, strength, encouragement, buoying up, heartening, fortification, consolation, solace, succour, relief, easement
    informal bucking up
  • 4 he was a great support when her father died
    comfort, help, assistance, tower of strength, prop, backbone, mainstay
  • 5 we will provide support for essential community services
    contributions, backing, donations, money, subsidy, funding, funds, finance, capital
  • 6 many stars openly voiced their support for one candidate or another
  • 7 there has been a surge in support for decentralization
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