Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) support, supporting (the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening) "he leaned against the wall for support"
- 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"
- verb group
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- S: (v) foster, nurture (help develop, help grow) "nurture his talents"
- S: (v) encourage (inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)
- S: (v) inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt (heighten or intensify) "These paintings exalt the imagination"
- S: (v) stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of) "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
- S: (v) arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)) "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
- S: (v) make, create (make or cause to be or to become) "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
- derivationally related form
- sentence frame
- 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"
- S: (adj) encouraging, supporting (furnishing support and encouragement) "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"
- S: (adj) load-bearing, supporting (capable of bearing a structural load) "a supporting wall"