a person who actively supports or favors a cause <backers of prison reform held a rally in front of the statehouse> Synonyms advocate
, high priest
, true believer
, white knight
a person who takes the responsibility for some other person or thing <all financial backers will be expected to offer some input into the company's decisions>
someone associated with another to give assistance or moral support <the student's backers spoke at the school board meeting on her behalf> Related Words empathizer
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