support group

noun
Updated on: 25 Apr 2018

Definition of support group

: a group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another

Examples of support group in a Sentence

  1. He joined an alcoholics' support group.

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First Known Use of support group

1951

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Definition of support group for English Language Learners

  • : a group of people who have similar experiences and concerns and who meet in order to provide emotional help, advice, and encouragement for one another


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