› to show that you agree with someone or something and want to encourage them: If your boss raises any objections, I'm willing to support you. I don't support the idea of outsourcing the work.
› to help someone, or offer help with something, when this is needed: Unfortunately the company can no longer support this software. We offer insight into how to build a service strategy to support your growth objectives. We'll do all we can to support our customers during this difficult period.
› to give a person the money they need in order to buy food and clothes and pay for somewhere to live: My starting salary wasn't enough to support a family.
› if you support an activity, you provide money for it: The drug company is supporting cancer research. I don't know how they manage to support their expensive lifestyle. We are calling on the Government to support the arts.
› to hold something firmly or carry its weight, especially from below to stop it from falling: The frame needs to be strong enough to support the engine assembly.
› to stop something from falling in value, or becoming less strong: The Bank of England has taken measures to support the pound.
› to help to show that something is true: These figures support my argument. You can't make a statement like that without any supporting documentation.