a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
aiding the cause or policy or interests of
the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
any device that bears the weight of another thing
supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest
financial resources provided to make some project possible
the financial means whereby one lives
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
be behind; approve of
support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
support materially or financially
adopt as a belief
argue or speak in defense of
be a regular customer or client of
be the physical support of; carry the weight of
play a subordinate role to (another performer)
To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches.
To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes.
To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits.
To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain; as, to support the character of king lear.
To furnish with the means of sustenance or livelihood; to maintain; to provide for; as, to support a family; to support the ministers of the gospel.
To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate.
To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain; as, the testimony is not sufficient to support the charges; the evidence will not support the statements or allegations.
To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause.
To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the present administration.
A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; o'connell left the prison, supported by his two sons.
The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or sustaining.
That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind.
That which maintains or preserves from being overcome, falling, yielding, sinking, giving way, or the like; subsistence; maintenance; assistance; reenforcement; as, he gave his family a good support, the support of national credit; the assaulting column had the support of a battery.