Definition of supporter in English:

supporter

noun

  • 1A person who approves of and encourages a public figure, political party, policy, etc.:

    ‘Labour supporters’
    • ‘It should be noted from the outset that I have long been a public supporter of uniting the political right federally.’
    • ‘Those who claim to be peace protesters but remain supporters of the Labour party are hypocrites.’
    • ‘This was the site two weeks ago of a protest by supporters of asylum rights.’
    • ‘The supporters of the Symposium proposal have a battle plan and they believe it will work.’
    • ‘How did supporters of the proposed federal Constitution contest this position?’
    • ‘It is hugely encouraging that the supporters of this noble programme are coalescing.’
    • ‘The backlash has been muted, further encouraging Scottish supporters of a ban to push for change.’
    • ‘In this type of movement, we can also learn how to relate to supporters of other left wing parties.’
    • ‘A common argument put by supporters of the proposal is that it is vital to the future prosperity of the city centre.’
    • ‘Only Protestants escaped the onslaught, though they were never supporters of the regime.’
    • ‘Those who refused to vote would be considered supporters of the separatists, he said.’
    • ‘The activists selling the paper were finding a legal way of organising supporters of an illegal party.’
    • ‘There would appear to be some confusion among these supporters of the AUT boycott decision.’
    • ‘The results are likely to dismay supporters of liberal teaching methods.’
    • ‘My wife and I are supporters of the festival and actually come to Lancaster to stay for two weeks around it.’
    • ‘It is often said by supporters of the EU that it is misunderstood and that it is even the subject of xenophobia.’
    • ‘However, even supporters of the plans now admit that the government has failed to make a clear case for the cards.’
    • ‘The effect on the supporters of alternative government could be seen on the streets of London all last week.’
    • ‘The democratic left should never again allow itself to be led by the supporters of totalitarianism.’
    • ‘However, supporters of the new regime argue that the customer will not suffer.’
    advocate, backer, adherent, promoter, champion, defender, upholder, votary, partisan, crusader, proponent, campaigner, believer, apologist
    backer, helper, adherent, follower, ally, voter, disciple, comrade, apologist, fanatic
    contributor, donor, benefactor, sponsor, backer, patron, subscriber, friend, well-wisher
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1 A person who is actively interested in and wishes success for a particular sports team:
      ‘an Oxford United supporter’
      • ‘This will be the last opportunity this year for the two clubs' supporters to view their teams.’
      • ‘The Greens are delighted to add their congratulations to the team and its supporters.’
      • ‘Joe took a keen interest in sport and was a renowned supporter of the Mayo teams.’
      • ‘There are still a few places on the Academy bus for supporters wishing to travel to Whitehaven on Sunday.’
      • ‘Another bonfire and a big crowd of supporters awaited the team as they arrived into town.’
      • ‘He was the most vociferous supporter of the team, and he loved being part of it.’
      • ‘Tom is a staunch supporter of western teams, no matter what the sporting code.’
      • ‘Even the most optimistic supporter of this Italian team would struggle to argue their case in the Tour of Spain.’
      • ‘He had a great fondness for sport and was a strong supporter of the Galway hurling and football teams.’
      • ‘Without exception, however, it is clear that all supporters want the team to win.’
      • ‘I am yet to read in a newspaper, or see on television, a report involving a brawl with the supporter of a rugby team and the match officials.’
      • ‘By then the fizz was largely gone from the home team and the Irish supporters left the ground as they had entered it.’
      • ‘The Leinster supporter has been actively engaged in fundraising for the hospital for several years.’
      • ‘York was a keen supporter of our sport and until recently an active pilot himself.’
      • ‘It used to be the case that the supporters lifted the team and the team lifted the supporters.’
      • ‘You must have nerves of steel to be a Great Britain supporter, because the team will put you through an emotional rollercoaster.’
      • ‘So today, how many supporters support their team because they actually know the players?’
      • ‘They insist there is no chance of either team returning if supporters have strayed onto the playing surface.’
      • ‘As a supporter of a team or an individual that gets to an all-Ireland final, there's also something very special.’
      • ‘Even more, I am very pleased do it here in France for the team and all our supporters.’
      fan, follower, enthusiast, devotee, lover, admirer, zealot, aficionado
      View synonyms
  • 2Heraldry
    A representation of an animal or other figure, typically one of a pair, holding up or standing beside an escutcheon.

Pronunciation:

supporter

/səˈpɔːtə/