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English definition of “support”

support

noun [U]
 
 
/səˈpɔːt/
agreement with and encouragement for an idea, group, or person: support for sb/sth There was little support for the proposal among the Board members present.in support of sth The postal workers have come out on strike in support of their pay claim. Environmental groups are fast gaining support among young people. The new legislation received widespread support.
emotional or practical help: We are going to need a lot of support if we want to get this job done on time.support for sb/sth Is there any hope of getting financial support for the project?
the act of stopping something falling in value or becoming less strong: support for sth The Bank has promised support for the ailing currency.
something that helps to show that something is true: support for sth These new facts gave me some support for my interpretation.in support of sth Do you have any data in support of your theory?
→ See also customer support, price support, technical support
(Definition of support noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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