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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
“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
“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
“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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(of a thing) An activity or series of activities performed to keep something functioning or looking as new as possible
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Something that promotes action or activity, especially in an official capacity
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Good neighbourliness
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The action or fact of adopting or being adopted
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The comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
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Support in the form of shared feelings or opinions
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A court-mandated allowance made to a former spouse by a divorced or legally separated person
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Someone or something that is a source of strength or security
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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 flat-bottomed boat used as a support for a temporary bridge
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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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A helpful companion or partner, especially one's husband or wife
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A projecting part of a fortification built at an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions
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Financial support given to those who are unemployed or otherwise in need
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A musical part which supports or partners an instrument, voice, or group
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An explanation that frees one from fault or blame
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A body of supporters or admirers
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The ability to cope with difficult situations, or unusual problems
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The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
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Lack of susceptibility, or of capacity to feel or perceive
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The quality or state of being stable, or firmly established
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A stand with a slanted top used to support a bible from which passages are read during a church service
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The pivot about which a lever turns
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The practice of bettering oneself without relying on the assistance of others
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Supporting movie
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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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A network of individuals whom one is acquainted with
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Coat hanger
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The rigid supporting structure of an object such as a vehicle, building, or piece of furniture
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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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The foundation or principle to which an activity, process or structure is carried out or built on
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Friendship and mutual support within a group
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A bandage or soft strap looped round the neck to support an injured arm
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The act of nourishing or the state of being nourished
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The act of seeking assistance or advice
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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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Something giving balance
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The handrail on the side of a staircase
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Money for investment in new enterprise
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A means of counteracting or eliminating something undesirable
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Something given as a reward or in recompense for something done
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The more favorable condition or position in a competition
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A person who approves of and encourages a public figure, political party, policy, etc
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The main stem of a herbaceous plant
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A statement or assertion intended to inspire confidence
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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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Signs or indications of something
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Action or intervention producing a particular effect
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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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A requirement for something
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To assist by contributing
“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
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“Would you be able to support the table on both sides while I attach the legs?”
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To provide moral support
“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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(allow for) To accommodate or make provisions for
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To strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
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To help or give aid to