Who and what are you supporting?
What kind of support do you need?
Are you comfortable with the balance?
- = help, back, champion, second, aid, forward, encourage, defend, promote, take (someone’s) part, strengthen, assist, advocate, uphold, side with, go along with, stand up for, espouse, stand behind, hold (someone’s) hand, stick up for (informal), succour, buoy up, boost (someone’s) morale, take up the cudgels for, be a source of strength to
He supported the hardworking people.
opposites: oppose, undermine, hinder, reject, go against, walk away from, hold out against, stab in the back, turn your back on
- = provide for, maintain, look after, keep, fund, finance, sustain, foster, take care of, subsidize
I have children to support, and a home to be maintained.
opposites: live off, sponge off
- = bear out, confirm, verify, substantiate, corroborate, document, endorse, attest to, authenticate, lend credence to •
The evidence does not support the argument.
opposites: deny, contradict, refute, challenge
- = bear, hold up, carry, sustain, prop (up), reinforce, hold, brace, uphold, bolster, underpin, shore up, buttress
the thick wooden posts that supported the ceiling
- = follow, back, champion, encourage, favour, advocate, side with, espouse
I’ve supported Newcastle all my miserable life.
- = tolerate, stand (for), suffer, bear, stomach, endure, undergo, submit, brook, put up with (informal), countenance, thole (dialect)
- = furtherance, backing, promotion, championship, approval, assistance, encouragement, espousal
They are prepared to resort to violence in support of their views.
- = help, protection, comfort, friendship, assistance, blessing, loyalty, patronage, moral support, succour
We hope to continue to have her close support and friendship.
opposites: opposition, undermining, rejection, denial
- = aid, help, benefits, relief, assistance
the EC’s proposal to cut agricultural support
- = prop, post, foundation, back, lining, stay, shore, brace, pillar, underpinning, stanchion, stiffener, abutment
Rats had been gnawing at the supports of the house.
- = supporter, prop, mainstay, tower of strength, second, stay, backer, backbone, comforter
Andrew is terrific. He’s been such a support to me.
- = upkeep, maintenance, keep, livelihood, subsistence, sustenance
He failed to send child support.
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