Thesaurus

backed

verb
past tense of back

Synonyms & Antonyms of backed

1 to promote the interests or cause of
  • she enthusiastically backed the plan to renovate and upgrade the school's facilities

Synonyms for backed

Words Related to backed

Phrases Synonymous with backed

Near Antonyms for backed

3 to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea)
  • the author needs to back her thesis with more facts

Synonyms for backed

Words Related to backed

Near Antonyms for backed

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about backed

Cite this Entry

“Backed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/backed. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on backed

Nglish: Translation of backed for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of backed for Arabic Speakers

Comments on backed

What made you want to look up backed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!