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.

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The music industry in Europe is one of the more outspoken supporters of the EU’s Copyright Directive. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube’s head of music warns that EU’s Article 13 is detrimental to remixes, fan videos," 1 Nov. 2018 Thousands of opposition supporters from around the country showed up at Tirana’s main Martyrs of the Nation boulevard holding anti-government posters and slogans, throwing flares, firecrackers and other projectiles at police. Llazar Semini, The Seattle Times, "Albanian opposition clashes with police in anti-govt protest," 13 Apr. 2019 Once among the most vocal of Trump supporters, the billionaire investor and Facebook board member has been conspicuously silent for the past year on issues relating to the president and his performance. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Uber’s new Toyota deal gives its self-driving car project some gas," 28 Aug. 2018 On Saturday morning, anti-riot police used tear gas to disperse several small groups of opposition supporters, including in areas where government loyalists were active. Jorge Rueda, The Seattle Times, "Venezuela’s rival factions rally as power struggle persists," 30 Mar. 2019 That meant those roller coaster moments were often excruciating for Tesla supporters (and catnip for critics), especially because the company was mere weeks away from death at one point, according to Musk himself. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Tesla," 29 Dec. 2018 Teresa Shook, a retired lawyer in Hawaii, made a post in Pantsuit Nation, a Facebook group for supporters of Hillary Clinton, suggesting a march. Anna North, Vox, "The Women’s March changed the American left. Now anti-Semitism allegations threaten the group’s future.," 21 Dec. 2018 The Minutemen operated from 1933 to late 1941, when the U.S. joined WWII and the government cracked down on Hitler’s supporters, deporting or jailing people like Kuhn. Eric Ginsburg, Teen Vogue, "American Nazis and Nazi Sympathizers Have Been Around Since the 1930’s," 26 Nov. 2018 Planned Parenthood, our supporters, and our partners will not sit by and watch our rights and freedoms taken away. Glamour, "Abortion Bans Are a Call to Action—Not a Reason to Give Up," 29 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of supporter

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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