supporter

noun
sup·​port·​er | \ sə-ˈpȯr-tər \

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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Indian political parties have also taken to the service, with legions of workers using it to blast out messages to thousands of supporters about coming elections. Newley Purnell, WSJ, "Facebook’s WhatsApp Fights Fake News by Curbing Message Forwarding," 21 Jan. 2019 Find a good community of supporters, and beat the trolls at their own game. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Ariel Winter Shows Us All How to Shut Down Trolls in 2019," 3 Jan. 2019 Many in Kerala see Mulakkal as a martyr, and a string of supporters visited him in jail. Tim Sullivan, The Seattle Times, "AP finds long history of nuns abused by priests in India," 1 Jan. 2019 Taken separately, or even as a whole, these issues haven’t shaken the faith of some supporters of the company. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla will live and die by the Gigafactory," 30 Nov. 2018 Bitcoin Cash was created in August 2017, when a dissident faction of Bitcoin supporters created their own rival version of the software. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Bitcoin and Ethereum fall to lows not seen since 2017," 19 Nov. 2018 But Alyssa had her own army of supporters who came to her defense and told the trolls to back off. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "People Are Shaming Alyssa Milano for Her Dress at the Kavanaugh Hearing," 28 Sep. 2018 That’s a sentiment echoed by some of the supporters of the judicial reform. Kristen Chick, The Christian Science Monitor, "By staying on the job, Poland's top judge fights the right-wing government," 13 July 2018 His incentive is less about being together as a family and more about presenting an image of a family to his supporters. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is Us Season 3 Episode 10: Randall Wins the Race as He and Beth Reach an Impasse," 16 Jan. 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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