Synonyms and Antonyms of backer
1 a person who actively supports or favors a cause backers of prison reform held a rally in front of the statehouse Synonyms of backer advocate, advocator, apostle, exponent, booster, champion, expounder, espouser, friend, gospeler (or gospeller), herald, hierophant, high priest, paladin, promoter, proponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, tub-thumper, white knightWords Related to backer loyalist, partisan (also partizan), stalwart; adherent, cohort, disciple, follower; interpreter; applauder, cheerleader, encourager, fellow travelerNear Antonyms of backer enemy, foe, rival; belittler, critic, faultfinderAntonyms of backer adversary, antagonist, opponent
2 a person who takes the responsibility for some other person or thing all financial backers will be expected to offer some input into the company's decisions Synonyms of backer sponsor, guarantor, patron, suretyWords Related to backer chaperone (or chaperon); advocate, champion, supporter; angel, benefactor, underwriter; coach, mentor, teacher; cosponsor; cosignatory, cosigner
3 someone associated with another to give assistance or moral support the student's backers spoke at the school board meeting on her behalf Synonyms of backer abettor (also abetter), ally, bedfellow, confederate, fellow traveler, supporter, sympathizerWords Related to backer empathizer, well-wisher; accessory (also accessary), accomplice, coalitionist, collaborationist, collaborator; adjunct, assistant, coadjutor, helper; associate, cohort, colleague, fellow, partner; buddy, chum, companion, comrade, confidant, crony, familiar, friend, intimate, mate, palNear Antonyms of backer belittler, detractor; adversary, enemy, foe, opponent
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