supporter

noun
sup·​port·​er | \ sə-ˈpȯr-tər How to pronounce supporter (audio) \

Definition of supporter

: one that supports or acts as a support: such as
b : one of two figures (as of men or animals) placed one on each side of an escutcheon and exterior to it

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Examples of supporter in a Sentence

a supporter of the Independent party President Lyndon B. Johnson was a strong supporter of civil rights.
Recent Examples on the Web One supporter suggested the 22 GOP lawmakers who asked him to resign should be voted out of office. Andrew Selsky, ajc, 12 June 2021 One supporter suggested the 22 GOP lawmakers who asked him to resign should be voted out of office. BostonGlobe.com, 11 June 2021 One supporter of drafting females is Haley Cha, a 32-year-old graduate student in Seoul. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, 3 June 2021 The legislation gained momentum after what one supporter cited as a drumbeat of false confessions from young people in recent years, both in Illinois and nationwide. Michael Levenson, Star Tribune, 1 June 2021 Corner flags were held aloft and one supporter was seen throwing a tripod from the interview zone. orlandosentinel.com, 2 May 2021 Corner flags were held aloft and one supporter was seen throwing a tripod from the interview zone. Rob Harris, chicagotribune.com, 2 May 2021 At least one vocal supporter in a black pickup parked at early voting sites has made similar accusations on a large sign mounted in its bed. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Apr. 2021 According to the objections, the company disciplined one outspoken union supporter for challenging anti-union rhetoric. Caitlin Harrington, Wired, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of supporter

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of supporter was in the 15th century

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21 Jun 2021

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“Supporter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supporter. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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supporter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of supporter

: a person who supports an idea, a politician, a cause, etc.
: a fan of a sports team

supporter

noun
sup·​port·​er

Medical Definition of supporter

: a woven or knitted band or elastic device supporting a part especially : athletic supporter

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