Examples of backing in a Sentence
The tape has an adhesive backing.
The project has received financial backing from several investors.
Recent Examples of backing from the Web
The idea has the backing of the business community.
Like Moore, Ward, McDaniel and Tarkanian have the backing of Steve Bannon, the former Trump White House adviser who’s vowed to wage political war against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by backing challengers to some incumbents.
The decision has the backing of Mayor John Ditslear, who was critical of the way the museum has maintained the property.
The restaurant chain, owned by co-founder Brandon Landry, has the backing of Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, who became co-owners of the chain in May 2015.
Pritzker also has the backing of the Cook County Democratic organization and the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association.
Mary Norwood, 65 years old, is running against Keisha Lance Bottoms, 47, who has the backing of outgoing Mayor Kasim Reed, a vocal Democrat.
Powell also has the backing of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who has helped lead the search for a nominee.
The new law has the backing of the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association.
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First Known Use of backing
Synonymsabetment, aid, assist, assistance, help, boost, hand, helping hand, leg up, lift, support
Related Wordsadvancement, 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, succor
Near Antonymsconstraint, frustration, inhibition, interference, obstruction, repression, restraint; deterrence, discouragement
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