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supported, past tense; supported, past participle; supporting, present participle; supports, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Bear all or part of the weight of; hold up
    • - the dome was supported by a hundred white columns
  2. Produce enough food and water for; be capable of sustaining
    • - the land had lost its capacity to support life
  3. Be capable of fulfilling (a role) adequately
    • - tutors gain practical experience that helps them support their tutoring role
  4. Endure; tolerate
    • - at work during the day I could support the grief
  5. Give assistance to, esp. financially; enable to function or act
    • - the government gives $2.5 billion a year to support the activities of the voluntary sector
  6. Provide with a home and the necessities of life
    • - my main concern was to support my family
  7. Give comfort and emotional help to
    • - I like to visit her to support her
  8. Approve of and encourage
    • - the proposal was supported by many delegates
  9. Suggest the truth of; corroborate
    • - the studies support our findings
  10. Be actively interested in and concerned for the success of (a particular sports team)

  11. (of an actor or a role) Important in a play or film but subordinate to the leading parts

  12. (of a pop or rock group or performer) Function as a secondary act to (another) at a concert

  13. (of a computer or operating system) Allow the use or operation of (a program, language, or device)
    • - the new versions do not support the graphical user interface standard
  1. A thing that bears the weight of something or keeps it upright
    • - the best support for a camera is a tripod
  2. The action or state of bearing the weight of something or someone or of being so supported
    • - she clutched the sideboard for support
  3. Material assistance
    • - he urged that military support be sent to protect humanitarian convoys
    • - support staff
  4. Comfort and emotional help offered to someone in distress
    • - she's been through a bad time and needs our support
  5. Approval and encouragement
    • - the policies of reform enjoy widespread support
  6. A secondary act at a pop or rock concert

  7. Technical help given to the user of a computer or other product

  1. give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
  2. the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"
  3. aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
  4. support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
  5. back: be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
  6. 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"
  7. Sympathy is a social affinity in which one person stands with another person, closely understanding his or her feelings. Also known as empathic concern, it is the feeling of compassion or concern for another, the wish to see them better off or happier. ...
  8. In mathematics, the support of a function is the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set. This concept is used very widely in mathematical analysis. ...
  9. In mathematics, the support (sometimes topological support or spectrum) of a measure μ on a measurable topological space (X, Borel(X)) is a precise notion of where in the space X the measure "lives". ...
  10. The work on the Support Framework investigates the problem of communication among mobile hosts, where topological connectivity is subject to frequent, unpredictable change.
  11. In statistics, the likelihood function (often simply the likelihood) is a function of the parameters of a statistical model that plays a key role in statistical inference. ...
  12. A support can refer to a variety of structures in architecture that includes arches, beams, columns, balconies, and stretchers.
  13. (Supported) Certain facilities in this specification are optional. If a facility is supported, it behaves as specified by this specification.
  14. (Supported) This is the previous public release of the service endpoint.
  15. (supported) (as applied to electrical cables) held in place so
  16. (supported) being replenished by ingrowth
  17. (Supporting) Hiroko Ai · Arkady Bogdanov · Peter Clayborne · Desmond "Coyote" Hawkins · Jackie · Kasei
  18. (Supporting) Melvin "Mel" Cooley (Richard Deacon), the balding producer of The Alan Brady Show (and Brady's brother-in-law), who is constantly at odds with Buddy, who often makes insulting comments about Mel's baldness, to which Mel often responds with a simple "Yechh! ...
  19. (Supporting) Soccer Based Development Through Honduras Soccer Camps, Intibuca International Youth Tournament, AfroCarib International Youth Tournament,  the Copa Weshemisphere Friendlies and the LigaAmericás Soccer Mastery Academy. ...
  20. (supporting) a course in a subject or discipline which complements the concentration; some concentrations have required supporting courses (e.g., mathematics courses in a physics concentration), others do not.
  21. (supports) Insulators that support a neon tube as well as hold it away from the background surface and provide some impact resistance. (See also stand-offs.)
  22. (SUPPORTS) Devices for supporting and securing pipe, fixtures and equipment.
  23. (Supports) Arrangements of members used to maintain the elveation or alignment of conveyor. Supports can take the form of ceiling hangers, floor supports, or brackets and can be either stationary or portable.
  24. (Supports) Help, resources, or information.
  25. (Supports) Resources and strategies that promote and individual’s interests and enable the person to access resources, services, information, and relationships that result in enhanced independence, productivity, community integration and satisfaction.