support group

noun

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

He joined an alcoholics' support group.

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The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group hosts various social activities throughout the month. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Women’s group honors members," 29 July 2019 But many others in South Korea rejected the fund because of pressure from their support group’s policy to keep demanding official compensation. Mari Yamaguchi, The Seattle Times, "AP Explains: Dispute between Seoul, Tokyo over WWII brothels," 21 Nov. 2018 Luckily, my support group members became my friends, too. Gina Ryder, The Cut, "I Joined a Procrastination Support Group and It Changed My Life," 19 Apr. 2018 OCEANSIDE Ostomy support group to hold meeting Friday The Ostomy Support Group of North San Diego County will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday in Assembly Room 1 at Tri-City Medical Center, 4002 Vista Way. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Kiwanis supports Center for the Blind," 22 July 2019 Each campaign or its supporting groups ran attack ads accusing the opponent of liberal tendencies and questioning the opponent's commitment to President Donald Trump's agenda. Fox News, "Murphy wins North Carolina GOP congressional primary runoff in boost for House Freedom Caucus," 10 July 2019 Each campaign or its supporting groups ran attack ads accusing the opponent of liberal tendencies and questioning the opponent’s commitment to President Donald Trump’s agenda. Gary D. Robertson, BostonGlobe.com, "Greg Murphy wins North Carolina GOP congressional primary runoff," 9 July 2019 Each campaign or its supporting groups ran attack ads accusing the opponent of liberal tendencies and questioning the opponent’s commitment to President Donald Trump’s agenda. Washington Post, "Murphy wins North Carolina GOP congressional primary runoff," 9 July 2019 As a result, support groups for women with autism are few and far between. Anna North, Vox, "“A place where you don’t need to translate yourself”," 24 June 2019

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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support group

noun

English Language Learners Definition of support group

: 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

support group

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Medical Definition of support group

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

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