supporter

noun
sup·​port·​er | \sə-ˈpȯr-tər \

Definition of supporter 

: one that supports or acts as a support: such as

a : adherent, partisan

b : one of two figures (as of men or animals) placed one on each side of an escutcheon and exterior to it

c : garter sense 1

d : athletic supporter

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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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Kylie is a huge supporter of Travis' new album, Astroworld, there's no doubt about that. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "5 Awkward AF Moments Between Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott at the 2018 VMAs," 21 Aug. 2018 Barbara Lumpkin was a relentless supporter of patients, nurses and the nursing profession in Florida. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Nursing legend Barbara Lumpkin dies at 81," 13 July 2018 Opposition supporters said the army's crushing victories in other rebel strongholds had loomed large over this offensive, breaking morale and encouraging towns and villages to surrender one by one as the bombing intensified. Louisa Loveluck, chicagotribune.com, "Syrian army raises flag above city considered birthplace of uprising against Assad," 12 July 2018 Disclosure: Joseph Kopser has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. David Yaffe-bellany, star-telegram, "As Trump backlash continues, STEM professionals in Texas run for office," 12 July 2018 Palin — a staunch supporter of the military whose 29-year-old son, Track, served in the army — responded to Ruddick's Twitter statement in a Facebook post. Evan Real, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sarah Palin Reveals Details of Sacha Baron Cohen Showtime Interview," 13 July 2018 On Saturday, Trump supporters planned to march from the United States Embassy in London to Whitehall, where government offices are concentrated. Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times, "London’s ‘Trump Baby’ Balloon Flies as Protests Take Off Across U.K.," 13 July 2018 One apparent Trump supporter was hit after an anti-Trump protester broke through the barrier. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Thousands march against Trump in rowdy London protests," 13 July 2018 Trump’s supporters in Congress have accused Strzok and Page of steering the Clinton probe away from criminal charges and pushing the FBI to aggressively investigate Trump advisers through electronic surveillance and confidential informants. BostonGlobe.com, "FBI agent Strzok feuds with GOP critics at hearing," 13 July 2018

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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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