Definition of supporter in English:

supporter

noun

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

    ‘Labour supporters’
    • ‘However, supporters of the new regime argue that the customer will not suffer.’
    • ‘A common argument put by supporters of the proposal is that it is vital to the future prosperity of the city centre.’
    • ‘It is hugely encouraging that the supporters of this noble programme are coalescing.’
    • ‘The results are likely to dismay supporters of liberal teaching methods.’
    • ‘It is often said by supporters of the EU that it is misunderstood and that it is even the subject of xenophobia.’
    • ‘It should be noted from the outset that I have long been a public supporter of uniting the political right federally.’
    • ‘The backlash has been muted, further encouraging Scottish supporters of a ban to push for change.’
    • ‘This was the site two weeks ago of a protest by supporters of asylum rights.’
    • ‘The democratic left should never again allow itself to be led by the supporters of totalitarianism.’
    • ‘However, even supporters of the plans now admit that the government has failed to make a clear case for the cards.’
    • ‘How did supporters of the proposed federal Constitution contest this position?’
    • ‘The activists selling the paper were finding a legal way of organising supporters of an illegal party.’
    • ‘Those who claim to be peace protesters but remain supporters of the Labour party are hypocrites.’
    • ‘The effect on the supporters of alternative government could be seen on the streets of London all last week.’
    • ‘In this type of movement, we can also learn how to relate to supporters of other left wing parties.’
    • ‘There would appear to be some confusion among these supporters of the AUT boycott decision.’
    • ‘The supporters of the Symposium proposal have a battle plan and they believe it will work.’
    • ‘Only Protestants escaped the onslaught, though they were never supporters of the regime.’
    • ‘My wife and I are supporters of the festival and actually come to Lancaster to stay for two weeks around it.’
    • ‘Those who refused to vote would be considered supporters of the separatists, he said.’
    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
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    1. 1.1 A person who is actively interested in and wishes success for a particular sports team.
      ‘an Oxford United supporter’
      • ‘It used to be the case that the supporters lifted the team and the team lifted the supporters.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The Greens are delighted to add their congratulations to the team and its supporters.’
      • ‘This will be the last opportunity this year for the two clubs' supporters to view their teams.’
      • ‘He had a great fondness for sport and was a strong supporter of the Galway hurling and football teams.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Tom is a staunch supporter of western teams, no matter what the sporting code.’
      • ‘They insist there is no chance of either team returning if supporters have strayed onto the playing surface.’
      • ‘Without exception, however, it is clear that all supporters want the team to win.’
      • ‘York was a keen supporter of our sport and until recently an active pilot himself.’
      • ‘He was the most vociferous supporter of the team, and he loved being part of it.’
      • ‘You must have nerves of steel to be a Great Britain supporter, because the team will put you through an emotional rollercoaster.’
      • ‘As a supporter of a team or an individual that gets to an all-Ireland final, there's also something very special.’
      • ‘So today, how many supporters support their team because they actually know the players?’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Joe took a keen interest in sport and was a renowned supporter of the Mayo teams.’
      • ‘Even the most optimistic supporter of this Italian team would struggle to argue their case in the Tour of Spain.’
      • ‘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
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  • 2Heraldry
    A representation of an animal or other figure, typically one of a pair, holding up or standing beside an escutcheon.

Pronunciation

supporter

/səˈpɔːtə/