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supported

adjective

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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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“Supported.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/supported. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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