Meaning of “supporter” in the English Dictionary

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supporternoun [ C ]

uk /səˈpɔː.tər/ us /səˈpɔːr.t̬ɚ/

B2 someone who supports a particular idea, group, or person:

He is one of the president's strongest supporters within industry.

B1 UK US fan someone who wants a particular team to win and might show it by going to watch the team play:

Thousands of supporters have travelled to London for the cup final.

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(Definition of “supporter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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supporternoun [ C ]

us /səˈpɔr·t̬ər, -ˈpoʊr·t̬ər/

supporter noun [ C ] (PERSON WHO HELPS)

a person who actively helps someone:

Supporters of the bill expect it to pass.

supporter noun [ C ] (PERSON WHO ENCOURAGES)

a person who gives encouragement and approval to someone or something:

He is a strong supporter of statesrights.

(Definition of “supporter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)