Definition of moral support in English:

moral support

noun

  • [mass noun] Support or help whose effect is psychological rather than physical.

    • ‘Your family and friends can offer moral support and help you keep on track with healthier habits.’
    • ‘The units introduce a range of measures to provide practical help and moral support to victims of crime as well as witnesses.’
    • ‘Anyone can stop by for a cup of tea or conversation, while those in need can receive moral support or even food from the centre's food bank.’
    • ‘He claimed that even moral support was severely lacking from the government, not to mention financial backing.’
    • ‘A number of villagers had gathered outside their house to lend moral support to the distressed family.’
    • ‘We meet monthly when members not only listen to visiting speakers, but also have a chance to talk to each other and gain moral support.’
    • ‘They are sometimes joined by their friends and families, calling to lend moral support.’
    • ‘A large crowd turned up on the river bank to lend moral support and the entire event took less than half an hour.’
    • ‘The activists need, at least, moral support and encouragement to proceed.’
    • ‘The work is too heavy for me but I gave moral support.’
    • ‘Also a special word of thanks to all those parents who offered transport and moral support to the team.’
    • ‘So I was a bit apprehensive about this, and roped in Jim to come with me for moral support.’
    • ‘In these cases the grandmother often gives financial help as well as moral support.’
    • ‘Both Harry and Dolly came to sit with us, not frightened, you understand, simply lending us their moral support in case we were fearful.’
    • ‘Do they get any moral support from those who should have been caring for their well-being in the first place?’
    • ‘Children with such disabilities are given moral support by their parents.’
    • ‘It was good to get out of the flat, get a few beers in, read the paper and get some moral support from people.’
    • ‘At some stage, one needs the company and moral support of a life partner.’
    • ‘Family friend and singer Neil Scott has helped Rebecca on her way to stardom, giving her vocal coaching and moral support.’
    • ‘I met some really nice people who gave me a lot of moral support.’
    comfort, solace
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Pronunciation:

moral support

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