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What is another word for support?

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A structure that complements or supplements something else
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“The large pillar serves as a support for the building's ceiling.”
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Financial help
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“The billionaire philanthropist has been generous with his support for many charitable foundations.”
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Assistance provided
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“We would not have completed this task without support from the technical department.”
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Approval or permission given for a decision (to do something), especially on a moral or emotional level
“I decided to become a professional musician with the support of my parents.”
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Public acclaim or appreciation
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“The support the movie received would prompt a sequel.”
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Evidence or proof
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“There is strong support from available research that suggests that life is sustainable on Mars.”
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Answers to questions regarding consumer products
“Detailed support will be required for any products purchased.”
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(computing) The state of two systems being compatible
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“There is no support for the software you are attempting to install on this platform.”
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The bearing of a secondary role
“I would not have finished the project without Joey as my support.”
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Support for an idea or cause
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A protection or patronage
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A person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
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Comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness
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(of a thing) An activity or series of activities performed to keep something functioning or looking as new as possible
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An instance of kind, or charitable, behavior
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A bond of unity between individuals or groups
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The act of seeking assistance or advice
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Good neighbourliness
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A court-mandated allowance made to a former spouse by a divorced or legally separated person
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A defensive wall, especially of a castle or walled city
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Of having reverence for something or someone
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A firm contact or grip
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A low stool for supporting the feet while seated
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Specifically (Sport) a motivational or tactical talk given to players by the team manager or coach, in the context of a particular match
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Non public facing
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Feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune
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Financial support given to those who are unemployed or otherwise in need
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A spouse or romantic partner
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A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
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A body of supporters or admirers
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The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways
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Lack of susceptibility, or of capacity to feel or perceive
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A stand with a slanted top that holds or supports reading material
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The act of providing someone in need of assistance with aid
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The practice of bettering oneself without relying on the assistance of others
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A small piece of cloth inserted in a garment, for the purpose of strengthening some part or giving it a tapering enlargement
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The act of participating, of taking part in something
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A rectangular cloth bag stuffed with feathers or other soft materials, used to support the head when lying or sleeping
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Friendship and mutual support within a group
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A wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of animals or people
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Involvement as a partner or accomplice, especially in a crime or other wrongdoing
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Home base
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A woman's foundation garment, reinforced with stays, that supports the waistline, hips and bust
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Shaft around which wheels rotate
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Something giving balance
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The handrail on the side of a staircase
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Supporting movie
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A network of individuals whom one is acquainted with
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Oil platform
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A person or thing providing protection, or the protection provided
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A means of counteracting or eliminating something undesirable
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Signs or indications of something
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A bandage or soft strap used to support an injured body part
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Money for investment in new enterprise
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Coat hanger
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The main stem of a herbaceous plant
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A promise or guarantee that something will be done or be the case
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An arrangement by which a company or the state undertakes to provide a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a specified premium
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The feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something
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The clientele of, or the act of regularly dealing with, a business
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Edible supplies
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A requirement for something
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To assist by contributing
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“The philanthropic foundation has chosen to support research into alternative forms of energy.”
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To approbate or endorse
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“Kerry has chosen to support the new president despite his controversial views on many matters.”
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To agree to or with
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“I will support whatever you choose to do.”
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To strengthen or stabilize
“Would you be able to support the table on both sides while I attach the legs?”
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To provide moral support
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“The community will endeavor to support you and your immediate family during your crisis.”
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To raise or take care of
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“He worked hard to support his wife and three kids.”
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To substantiate or verify
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“The evidence does appear to support the charge.”
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(archaic) To endure or tolerate
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“I am unable to support the sheer amount of pain in my foot any longer.”
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To champion or endorse a cause
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To strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
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To support, justify, or make an excuse for a (perceived) misdeed
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To help or give aid to
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To encourage or praise vocally
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To consider or regard somebody or something as
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To be capable of supplying
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To take an active interest in or be a supporter of
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To preserve from extinction or oblivion
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To care for (someone) lovingly
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To keep from harm, or to ensure the safety of
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To place for support or steadying
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(in an activity) To take part or involve oneself
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Support
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To have enough money to pay for
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To take care of without help
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(adhere to) To closely follow, observe, or represent
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(of a state or process) To encourage the development of, or increased activity in, something