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backer

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1 a person who actively supports or favors a cause

  • backers of prison reform held a rally in front of the statehouse
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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
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3 someone associated with another to give assistance or moral support

  • the studentʼs backers spoke at the school board meeting on her behalf
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