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support

noun
 
 
/səˈpɔːt/
AGREEMENT [U] B2 agreement with an idea, group, or person: Is there much public support for the death penalty?Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
in support of sb/sth agreeing with someone or something: The minister spoke in support of military action.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
HELP [U] B1 help or encouragement: emotional/financial support She needs all the love and support we can give her.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
OBJECT [C] an object that can hold the weight of something →  See also child support , income support , moral support Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
(Definition of support noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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