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