support system


Definition of support system

: a network of people who provide an individual with practical or emotional support

Examples of support system in a Sentence

students who have good support systems at home
Recent Examples on the Web An early warning sign is isolating someone from their support system by limiting or cutting off contact. Alyssa Jung, Good Housekeeping, 2 May 2022 The Disney star also raved about her support system, as her friends and family were there to cheer her on. Glenn Garner,, 4 Apr. 2022 Sophie, Beth, and Philip are really just the support system for the family through the rest of the season. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 26 Apr. 2022 Leaders must be a support system for their team members and have the innate ability to recognize when something is amiss—including potential personal issues or if a team member is overworked. Tony Butler-sims, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 When asked about their relationship, Jenner said that Gamble was an incredible support system who was loved by the rest of her family. Alex Gurley,, 14 Apr. 2022 Hoyer, who proved to be a key member of Mac Jones’s support system, agreed to a two-year contract worth up to $3 million to back up Jones. Globe Staff,, 14 Mar. 2022 For too long, women have been the support system of their family. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2022 Truly Reaching You is a nonprofit organization that offers men who have been in prison or drug treatment a support system, a place to live and employment training. Megan Becka, cleveland, 1 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of support system

1980, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2022

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“Support system.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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: a network of people who provide an individual with practical or emotional support


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