Definition of be there for in US English:

be there for


  • Be available to provide support or comfort for (someone).

    • ‘Faye has always been there for me, and she supports me 100 percent.’
    • ‘My brother was the person who I knew would always love me, be there for me, support me.’
    • ‘Yet, even heroes need others to support them, to be there for them.’
    • ‘I've been there for you, I'm supporting you and Maggie, and what do I get?’
    • ‘Ellen's dad Harry said: ‘We'd like to thank everyone who has been there for us and has given us their support, especially the staff at the hospital and all of Ellen's friends.’’
    • ‘She has gone to hell and back but mum has always been there for us.’
    • ‘All you have to do is be there for him if he needs support with his decisions.’
    • ‘And you know they'll always be there for you, because that's what families do, they support each other, they make that extra effort.’
    • ‘Just because you won't be a girlfriend doesn't mean you won't support him, and be there for him at his time of need.’
    • ‘Some of the friends she turned to for support turned out not to be there for her.’