usage: 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"
2. support, aid, assist, assistance, help
usage: 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"
3. support, influence
usage: 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"
4. support, reinforcement, reenforcement, operation, military operation
usage: 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"
usage: be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
11. digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up, permit, allow, let, countenance
usage: 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"