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Synonyms and Antonyms of backing

  1. 1 an act or instance of helping <the teacher's backing on the science project was invaluable> Synonyms abetment, aid, assist, assistance, help, boost, hand, helping hand, leg up, lift, supportRelated Words advancement, encouragement, facilitation, forwarding, furtherance, furthering, nurturance; benefaction, patronage, promotion, sponsorship; advice, care, counsel, guidance, mentoring; attendance, attention, hand-holding, service; beneficence, charity, favor, kindness, philanthropy; assuagement, palliation, relief, succorNear Antonyms constraint, frustration, inhibition, interference, obstruction, repression, restraint; deterrence, discouragementAntonyms hindrance

  2. 2 the financial support and general guidance for an undertaking <the museum exhibition would not have been possible without corporate backing> Synonyms aegis (also egis), auspice, patronage, sponsorshipRelated Words bankrolling, endowment, financing, funding, subsidy; encouragement, fosterage; aid, assistance, help

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