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"supporter" in British English

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supporternoun [C]

uk   /səˈpɔː.tər/  us   /səˈpɔːr.t̬ɚ/
B2 someone who ​supports a ​particularidea, ​group, or ​person: He is one of the president's ​strongest supporters within ​industry.
B1 UK (US fan) someone who ​wants a ​particularteam to ​win and might show it by going to ​watch the ​teamplay: Thousands of supporters have ​travelled to London for the ​cupfinal.

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supporternoun [C]

 us   /səˈpɔr·t̬ər, -ˈpoʊr·t̬ər/
  • supporter noun [C] (PERSON WHO HELPS)

a ​person who ​activelyhelps someone: Supporters of the ​billexpect 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 ​states’ ​rights.
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