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Synonyms for support

Synonyms for support

to sustain the weight of

to hold up

to keep from yielding or failing during stress or difficulty

to supply with the necessities of life

Synonyms

to aid the cause of by approving or favoring

to act as a patron to

the act or an instance of helping

an indication of commendation or approval

a means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

Synonyms for support

the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities

something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest

a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission

documentary validation

the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

financial resources provided to make some project possible

adopt as a belief

Synonyms

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

play a subordinate role to (another performer)

be a regular customer or client of

References in classic literature ?
And beyond this, to keep the people quiet and without loss to the state, they always have the means of giving work to the community in those labours that are the life and strength of the city, and on the pursuit of which the people are supported; they also hold military exercises in repute, and moreover have many ordinances to uphold them.
"Then," continued Porthos, "he made a sign: two lads approached; one supported my left arm, while the other, with infinite address, supported my right."
In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.
(replied my Husband in a most nobly contemptuous Manner) and dost thou then imagine that there is no other support for an exalted mind (such as is my Laura's) than the mean and indelicate employment of Eating and Drinking?"
But Lidia Ivanovna's help was none the less real; she gave Alexey Alexandrovitch moral support in the consciousness of her love and respect for him, and still more, as it was soothing to her to believe, in that she almost turned him to Christianity--that is, from an indifferent and apathetic believer she turned him into an ardent and steadfast adherent of the new interpretation of Christian doctrine, which had been gaining ground of late in Petersburg.
My mother did not relish this at all, and now made many objections to my accepting the situation; in which my sister warmly supported her: but, unwilling to be balked again, I overruled them all; and, having first obtained the consent of my father (who had, a short time previously, been apprised of these transactions), I wrote a most obliging epistle to my unknown correspondent, and, finally, the bargain was concluded.
This magistracy is indeed the great support of the state; for the people are easy, knowing that they are eligible to the first office in it; so that, whether it took place by the intention of the legislator, or whether it happened by chance, this is of great service to their affairs; for it is necessary that every member of the state should endeavour that each part of the government should be preserved, and continue the same.
They beheld the minister, leaning on Hester's shoulder, and supported by her arm around him, approach the scaffold, and ascend its steps; while still the little hand of the sin-born child was clasped in his.
Partly supported by Hester Prynne, and holding one hand of little Pearl's, the Reverend Mr.
Supported by the conviction of having done nothing to merit her present unhappiness, and consoled by the belief that Edward had done nothing to forfeit her esteem, she thought she could even now, under the first smart of the heavy blow, command herself enough to guard every suspicion of the truth from her mother and sisters.
She was stronger alone, and her own good sense so well supported her, that her firmness was as unshaken, her appearance of cheerfulness as invariable, as with regrets so poignant and so fresh, it was possible for them to be.
If the States are united under one government, there will be but one national civil list to support; if they are divided into several confederacies, there will be as many different national civil lists to be provided for -- and each of them, as to the principal departments, coextensive with that which would be necessary for a government of the whole.
Nothing can be more evident than that the thirteen States will be able to support a national government better than one half, or one third, or any number less than the whole.
His left hand he held carefully back, because he wished to support his right hand with it and knew he must not do so.
His left hand was bloody; he wiped it on his coat and supported himself with it.