Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) support (the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities) "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional support during difficult times"
- S: (n) support (aiding the cause or policy or interests of) "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
- S: (n) support (something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest) "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"
- S: (n) support, reinforcement, reenforcement (a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission) "they called for artillery support"
- S: (n) documentation, support (documentary validation) "his documentation of the results was excellent"; "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"
- S: (n) support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance (the financial means whereby one lives) "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
- S: (n) support (supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation) "the statue stood on a marble support"
- S: (n) support, supporting (the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening) "he leaned against the wall for support"
- S: (n) accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support (a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts)
- S: (n) support (any device that bears the weight of another thing) "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
- S: (n) support, financial support, funding, backing, financial backing (financial resources provided to make some project possible) "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
- S: (v) support, back up (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to) "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
- S: (v) support (support materially or financially) "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
- S: (v) back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support (be behind; approve of) "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
- S: (v) hold, support, sustain, hold up (be the physical support of; carry the weight of) "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
- S: (v) confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts) "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
- S: (v) subscribe, support (adopt as a belief) "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
- S: (v) corroborate, underpin, bear out, support (support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm) "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"
- S: (v) defend, support, fend for (argue or speak in defense of) "She supported the motion to strike"
- S: (v) support (play a subordinate role to (another performer)) "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
- S: (v) patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going (be a regular customer or client of) "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
- S: (v) digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up (put up with something or somebody unpleasant) "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"