- 1A person who approves of and encourages a public figure, political party, policy, etc.: Labour supportersMore example sentences
advocate, backer, adherent, promoter, champion, defender, upholder, votary, partisan, crusader, proponent, campaigner, believer, apologistbacker, helper, adherent, follower, ally, voter, disciple, comrade, apologist, fanatic; member, card-carrying member, insidercontributor, donor, benefactor, sponsor, backer, patron, subscriber, friend, well-wisher• informal angel
- Those who claim to be peace protesters but remain supporters of the Labour party are hypocrites.
- The backlash has been muted, further encouraging Scottish supporters of a ban to push for change.
- It is hugely encouraging that the supporters of this noble programme are coalescing.
- 1.1A person who is actively interested in and wishes success for a particular sports team: an Oxford United supporterMore example sentences
- Joe took a keen interest in sport and was a renowned supporter of the Mayo teams.
- York was a keen supporter of our sport and until recently an active pilot himself.
- This will be the last opportunity this year for the two clubs' supporters to view their teams.