Support meaning

sə-pôrt'
To offer help or advice regarding (a product or service).
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To act in a secondary or subordinate role to (a leading performer).
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To be compatible with (a program).

That operating system does not support most new applications.

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To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping.

Pillars support the roof.

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To bear or hold up (an amount of weight).

The bridge supports 10 tons.

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To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to.

The letter supported him in his grief.

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Help or advice offered to those encountering difficulties with a product or service.
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The state of being supported.

The candidate's support has been overwhelming.

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Support is defined as to provide comfort, encouragement or financial assistance to someone.

An example of support is listening to a friend in need.

An example of support is lending money to a sibling.

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Support means to carry, hold up or bear the weight of someone or something.

An example of support is a tree branch that has a swing hanging from it.

An example of support is someone carrying a child.

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To endure; tolerate.
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To provide for or maintain by supplying with money or necessities.

The homeless shelter is supported solely by donations.

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To furnish corroborating evidence for.

New facts supported her story.

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To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases.

A program to support the price of wheat.

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To aid the cause, policy, or interests of.

Supported her in her election campaign.

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To argue in favor of; advocate.

Supported lower taxes.

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To have an enthusiastic interest in (a sports team).
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One that supports.

How many supports does the bridge have?

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The provision of money or the necessities of life.

Child support.

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The act of supporting.

Our candidate needs your support.

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To give courage, faith, or confidence to; help or comfort.
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To give approval to or be in favor of; subscribe to; uphold.
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To maintain or provide for (a person, institution, etc.) with money, or subsistence.
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To show or tend to show to be true; help prove, vindicate, or corroborate.

Evidence to support a claim.

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To bear; endure; submit to; tolerate.
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To keep up; maintain; sustain; specif., to maintain (the price of a specified commodity) as by government purchase of surpluses.
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To be compatible with.
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To act a subordinate role in the same play with (a specified star)
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To carry or bear the weight of; keep from falling, slipping, or sinking; hold up.
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To carry or bear (a specified weight, strain, pressure, etc.)
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A supporting or being supported.
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A person or thing that supports.
  • A prop, base, brace, etc.
  • A means of subsistence.
  • An elastic, girdlelike device to support or bind a part of the body.
  • Maintenance and service, as for a computer system's software or hardware.
    Technical support.
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Providing or having to do with support.

Support staff for a company's computer system.

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A technical analysis term that indicates a level that prices will have difficulty moving below. Support is said to help stop prices from declining.
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Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.

Don't move that beam! It's a support for the whole platform.

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Financial or other help.

The government provides support to the arts in several ways.

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Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.

Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?

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(mathematics) In relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.
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(fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).

If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set's support is an open set.

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To keep from falling.

Don't move that beam! It supports the whole platform.

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To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.

Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?

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To back a cause, party etc. mentally or with concrete aid.

I support France in the World Cup.

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To help, particularly financially.

The government supports the arts in several ways.

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To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.

The testimony is not sufficient to support the charges.

The evidence will not support the statements or allegations.

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To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset; to give support to.

The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.

I don't make decisions: I just support those who do.

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To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.

I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization.

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(archaic) To endure without being overcome; bear; undergo; to tolerate.
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To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.

To support the character of King Lear.

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Origin of support

Middle English supporten from Old French supporter from Latin supportāre to carry sub- from below sub– portāre to carry per-2 in Indo-European roots