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Synonyms for (noun) support

Synonyms: documentation, support Definition: documentary validation Usage: his documentation of the results was excellent; the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones

Similar words: substantiation, validation, proof Definition: the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something

Synonyms: reenforcement, reinforcement, support Definition: a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission Usage: they called for artillery support

Similar words: military operation, operation Definition: activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign) Usage: it was a joint operation of the navy and air force

Synonyms: support, supporting Definition: the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening Usage: he leaned against the wall for support

Similar words: activity Definition: any specific behavior Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms: support Definition: aiding the cause or policy or interests of Usage: the president no longer has the support of his own party; they developed a scheme of mutual support

Similar words: aid, assist, assistance, help Definition: the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose Usage: he gave me an assist with the housework; could not walk without assistance; rescue party went to their aid; offered his help in unloading

Synonyms: support Definition: the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities Usage: his support kept the family together; they gave him emotional support during difficult times

Similar words: activity Definition: any specific behavior Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms: support Definition: any device that bears the weight of another thing Usage: there was no place to attach supports for a shelf

Similar words: device Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water

Synonyms: support Definition: supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation Usage: the statue stood on a marble support

Similar words: supporting structure Definition: a structure that serves to support something

Synonyms: support Definition: something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest Usage: the policy found little public support; his faith was all the support he needed; the team enjoyed the support of their fans

Similar words: influence Definition: a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do Usage: her wishes had a great influence on his thinking

Synonyms: support, accompaniment, backup, musical accompaniment Definition: a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

Similar words: part, voice Definition: the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music Usage: he tried to sing the tenor part

Synonyms: bread and butter, livelihood, living, keep, support, sustenance Definition: the financial means whereby one lives Usage: each child was expected to pay for their keep; he applied to the state for support; he could no longer earn his own livelihood

Similar words: resource Definition: available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

Synonyms: support, financial backing, financial support, funding, backing Definition: financial resources provided to make some project possible Usage: the foundation provided support for the experiment

Similar words: resource Definition: available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

Synonyms for (verb) support

Synonyms: endure, put up, digest, bear, abide, brook, stand, suffer, support, tolerate, stick out, stomach Definition: put up with something or somebody unpleasant Usage: I cannot bear his constant criticism; The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks; he learned to tolerate the heat; She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

Similar words: let, countenance, permit, allow Definition: consent to, give permission Usage: She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband; I won't let the police search her basement; I cannot allow you to see your exam

Synonyms: subscribe, support Definition: adopt as a belief Usage: I subscribe to your view on abortion

Similar words: concord, concur, agree, hold Definition: be in accord; be in agreement Usage: We agreed on the terms of the settlement; I can't agree with you!; I hold with those who say life is sacred; Both philosophers concord on this point

Synonyms: fend for, support, defend Definition: argue or speak in defense of Usage: She supported the motion to strike

Similar words: reason, argue Definition: present reasons and arguments

Synonyms: patronage, patronise, patronize, keep going, support Definition: be a regular customer or client of Usage: We patronize this store; Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could

Similar words: foster, nurture Definition: help develop, help grow Usage: nurture his talents

Synonyms: support Definition: play a subordinate role to (another performer) Usage: Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act

Similar words: represent, play, act Definition: play a role or part Usage: Gielgud played Hamlet; She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role; She played the servant to her husband's master

Synonyms: support Definition: support materially or financially Usage: he does not support his natural children; The scholarship supported me when I was in college

Similar words: give Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

Synonyms: plump for, plunk for, endorse, indorse, back, support Definition: be behind; approve of Usage: He plumped for the Labor Party; I backed Kennedy in 1960

Similar words: sanction, O.K., okay, approve Definition: give sanction to Usage: I approve of his educational policies

Synonyms: bear out, corroborate, underpin, support Definition: support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm Usage: The stories and claims were born out by the evidence

Similar words: correspond, tally, jibe, match, fit, gibe, agree, check Definition: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics Usage: The two stories don't agree in many details; The handwriting checks with the signature on the check; The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun