back suggests supporting by lending assistance to one failing or falling.
refusing to back the call for sanctions
champion suggests publicly defending one unjustly attacked or too weak to advocate his or her own cause.
championed the rights of children
Examples of support in a Sentence
I completely support your decision to stay.
She no longer supports the war.
The senator says that he supports the proposed legislation.
Which presidential candidate do you support?
The study is supported by the American Medical Association.
The country's citizens were asked to support the war effort.
Her friends supported her by signing her petition.
The charity supports needy families.
Bombers were called in to support the ground troops.
The planet's atmosphere cannot support human life. Noun
The team gets a lot of support from its fans.
I'd like to thank my parents for all of their love and support over the years.
He depended on his wife for emotional support.
He applied for financial support from the state.
the company's friendly support staff
Inspectors found that some of the bridge's supports were weak.
She used my arm as a support and limped to the chair.
These sneakers are designed to give your feet extra support. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Satellite IoT provides global coverage, supporting logistics, remote operations and real-time data collection.—Expert Panel®, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 About 94 percent of voters in both the Fallbrook Public Utility District and Rainbow Municipal Water District supported leaving the county water authority.—Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2023 That action was an NFT art piece of the Ukrainian flag which raised $7.1 million to support Ukrainian defense efforts.—Heather Augustyn, SPIN, 29 Nov. 2023 Gladstone is being promoted for a lead actress nod, though some view her role as a better fit for supporting.—Clayton Davis, Variety, 29 Nov. 2023 Vrablic's testimony and exhibits shown Wednesday supported that claim.—Graham Kates, CBS News, 29 Nov. 2023 The Treasury report comes two days after the Energy Department unveiled $275 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support clean energy projects.—Brian Cheung, NBC News, 29 Nov. 2023 The bill mentioned in the statement would aim to support jobs in the city as the Pueblo Chemical Depot, a chemical weapons storage site, finishes its closure process.—Nancy Vu, Washington Examiner, 29 Nov. 2023 Many of the people seated in the gallery were there to support the family of 43-year-old William Green, the man whom Owen fatally shot on Jan. 27, 2020.—Katie Mettler, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023
But while white Americans have been lukewarm about Biden for a majority of his administration, the president is losing support at a faster clip among people of color.—Leah Askarinam, ABC News, 30 Nov. 2023 Under the agency’s proposal, loungers and other infant support cushions must be as firm as a crib mattress, and the height of their walls is effectively limited to less than 2 inches.—Suzy Khimm, NBC News, 30 Nov. 2023 On Thursday, investment management company Blackwells Capital, a Disney shareholder since 2018, weighed in on the drama by issuing a statement of support for Iger’s leadership of the company and the board appointments of Gorman and Darroch.—Todd Spangler, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 Implementation of the ethics policies came after several of the justices expressed support for a formal set of ethics policies.—Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 30 Nov. 2023 Your support ensures a bright future for independent journalism.—Zoë Schlanger, The Atlantic, 30 Nov. 2023 Swift showed her support for the musician who made a special appearance of her own at the Los Angeles premiere of the concert film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour back in October.—Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2023 Following news of the suit, Aubrey O’Day — the former lead singer of girl group Danity Kane who was signed to Bad Boy Records by Combs — showed her support for the singer.—Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 18 Nov. 2023 Around the world: Protests showing support for Israelis and Palestinians are growing calls for a cease-fire.—William Booth, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French supporter, from Late Latin supportare, from Latin, to transport, from sub- + portare to carry — more at fare