moral support


: the act of helping someone by giving love, encouragement, etc.
She counted on her sisters for moral support.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web President Joe Biden lauded German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday for standing with the U.S. in providing military and moral support to Ukraine in its war with Russia. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2023 Traditionally, at least the subpoenaed agency witnesses could have their own agency’s counsel by their side, providing both legal representation and moral support without charge to the witness. Charles Tiefer, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 Communities have formed; helpful information is pooled and shared, along with moral support. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2023 Meanwhile, Stause grabbed Fitzgerald's hand for moral support as they were seated on the couch. Jessica Sager, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2023

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“Moral support.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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