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support

noun [U] (PROVIDING MONEY)   /səˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt/
money or physical things that are provided to someone who needs them: The government promised financial support to the areas affected by the flooding.
(Definition of support noun (PROVIDING MONEY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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