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English definition of “support”

support

noun [U] (ENCOURAGEMENT)    /səˈpɔːt/ US  /-ˈpɔːrt/
B2 agreement with and encouragement for an idea , group , or person : Environmental groups are fast gaining support among young people . We've succeeded in drumming up a lot of local support for our attempt to stop the hospital being closed . I signed a petition in support of the campaign to end the marketing of baby milk in developing countries .Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
(Definition of support noun (ENCOURAGEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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