Synonyms of supporting


1. support, supporting, activity

usage: the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support"


1. support, back up

usage: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"

2. support, give

usage: support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"

3. back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support, approve, O.K., okay, sanction

usage: be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

4. hold, support, sustain, hold up

usage: 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?"

5. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm

usage: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

6. subscribe, support, agree, hold, concur, concord

usage: adopt as a belief; "I subscribe to your view on abortion"

7. corroborate, underpin, bear out, support, match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree

usage: support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"

8. defend, support, fend for, argue, reason

usage: argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"

9. support, act, play, represent

usage: play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"

10. patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going, foster, nurture

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"


1. encouraging, supporting, supportive (vs. unsupportive)

usage: furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher"

2. load-bearing(prenominal), supporting(prenominal), bearing(prenominal) (vs. nonbearing)

usage: capable of bearing a structural load; "a supporting wall"

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