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 The Duke of Cambridge has been the President of the Football Association since 2006, and is a longtime supporter of the sport. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 31 July 2022 Harris, a longtime Trump supporter, joined GOP colleagues on Jan. 6, 2021, in arguing on behalf of Trump’s unfounded contention that some election results must be dismissed because of fraud or other irregularities. Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun, 20 July 2022 King Salman has been a longtime supporter of the Palestinians and their desire to establish an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. Emily Rose, ajc, 10 July 2022 Like his late mother Princess Diana, William has been a longtime supporter of needs of the homeless community. Simon Perry,, 9 June 2022 Cudi and Nnadi’s conversation followed opening remarks from Zandy Forbes, who has been a longtime supporter of the YAC. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 7 June 2022 President Biden, a longtime supporter of stricter gun laws, addressed the country on Thursday night about the recent spate of shootings. New York Times, 2 June 2022 Regardless, Klarides has been a longtime supporter of gay rights. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 2 June 2022 The distillery has been a longtime supporter of Utah Pride, said CEO Mark Fine, and used to have a float in the Utah Pride Parade. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 2022 See More

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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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8 Aug 2022

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“Supporter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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Medical Definition of supporter

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

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