Textual thesaurus for "support"

(noun) documentation

documentary validation

his documentation of the results was excellent; the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones

(noun) reenforcement, reinforcement

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

they called for artillery support

(noun) supporting

the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

he leaned against the wall for support

(noun) accompaniment, backup, musical accompaniment

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

(noun) bread and butter, livelihood, living, keep, sustenance

the financial means whereby one lives

each child was expected to pay for their keep; he applied to the state for support; he could no longer earn his own livelihood

(noun) financial backing, financial support, funding, backing

financial resources provided to make some project possible

the foundation provided support for the experiment

(verb) affirm, substantiate, sustain, corroborate, confirm

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

his story confirmed my doubts; The evidence supports the defendant

(verb) endure, put up, digest, bear, abide, brook, stand, suffer, tolerate, stick out, stomach

put up with something or somebody unpleasant

I cannot bear his constant criticism; The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks; he learned to tolerate the heat; She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

(verb) subscribe

adopt as a belief

I subscribe to your view on abortion

(verb) fend for, defend

argue or speak in defense of

She supported the motion to strike

(verb) patronage, patronise, patronize, keep going

be a regular customer or client of

We patronize this store; Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could

(verb) hold, hold up, sustain

be the physical support of; carry the weight of

The beam holds up the roof; He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam; What's holding that mirror?

(verb) plump for, plunk for, endorse, indorse, back

be behind; approve of

He plumped for the Labor Party; I backed Kennedy in 1960

(verb) back up

give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

She supported him during the illness; Her children always backed her up

(verb) bear out, corroborate, underpin

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

The stories and claims were born out by the evidence