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supported

verb , past tense of support

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1 to promote the interests or cause of
  • though childless themselves, they support the local schools both by volunteering and by fiercely opposing funding cuts
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2 to pay the living expenses of
  • a young widow supporting a sick mother as well as two small children on a teacher's salary
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3 to hold up or serve as a foundation for
  • pillars supporting the bridge
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4 to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea)
  • studies that support the claim that red wine drinkers have a reduced risk of coronary disease and cancer
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5 to continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections
  • we support the students' right to speak out on local issues that affect them
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6 to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factualness of
  • new evidence supports the original researchers' unexpected conclusions
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8 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • he simply cannot support the thought of having to go on living without his beloved wife at his side
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