Synonyms of support in English:

support


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verb

1‘the roof was supported by massive stone pillars’

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hold up, bear, carry, prop up, keep up, bolster up, brace, shore up, underpin, buttress, reinforce

2‘he was struggling to support his family’

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provide for, provide sustenance for, maintain, sustain, keep, take care of, look after

3‘Martha lovingly supported him to the end’

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give moral support to, give strength to, be a source of strength to, comfort, bring comfort to, sustain, encourage, buoy up, hearten, fortify, console, solace, give sympathy to, reassure, succour, soothe

informal buck up

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neglect, abandon

4‘there seems to be evidence to support both of these arguments’

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substantiate, back up, give force to, give weight to, bear out, corroborate, confirm, attest to, verify, prove, validate, authenticate, endorse, ratify, document

ANTONYMS

contradict, undermine

5‘all the money we receive will be used to support charitable projects in Africa’

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help, aid, assist

contribute to, give a donation to, give money to, back, underwrite, subsidize, fund, finance, succour

North American informal bankroll

6‘he obtained 773 votes as an independent candidate supported by a residents' association’

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back, champion, give help to, help, assist, aid, be on the side of, side with, favour, prefer, abet, aid and abet, encourage

vote for, ally oneself with, stand behind, fall in with, stand up for, defend, take someone's part, take up the cudgels for

sponsor, vouch for, second, promote, endorse, sanction, approve of, give one's blessing to, smile on

informal stick up for, throw one's weight behind

ANTONYMS

oppose

7‘a bold initiative to support human rights around the world’

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advocate, promote, further, champion, back, be on the side of, espouse, espouse the cause of, be in favour of, recommend, defend, subscribe to

8‘at work during the day I could support the grief’

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endure, bear, put up with, tolerate, stand, abide, suffer, stomach, brook, sustain, shoulder, weather


noun

1‘one of the bridge supports had developed a six inch crack’

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pillar, post, prop, underprop, underpinning, base, substructure, foundation

brace, buttress, abutment, bolster, upright, stay, stand, trestle, crutch, plinth

2‘he can't be forced to pay support for a wife abroad’

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maintenance, keep, sustenance, subsistence

food and accommodation

3‘I was lucky to have my family's support during this difficult time’

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moral support, friendship, strengthening, strength, encouragement, buoying up, heartening, fortification, consolation, solace, succour, relief, easement

informal bucking up

4‘he was a great support when her father died’

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comfort, help, assistance, tower of strength, prop, backbone, mainstay

5‘we will provide support for essential community services’

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contributions, backing, donations, money, subsidy, funding, funds, finance, capital

6‘many stars openly voiced their support for one candidate or another’

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backing, help, assistance, aid, votes, endorsement, sanction, approval, blessing, patronage

7‘there has been a surge in support for decentralization’

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advocacy, backing, promotion, championship, espousal, defence, recommendation, recommending, argument for, arguing for