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noun support pronunciation in American English /səˈpɔrt/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] help and approval that you give to a particular idea, politician, organization, etc.

    politicians fighting for voter support

    The bill won strong support in Washington.

    in support of:

    I urge my colleagues to join me in support of this plan.

    enlist/mobilize support (=get a lot of people to support you):

    Farmers' leaders were mobilizing support to oppose government plans.

    1. a.
      help and kindness that you give to someone who is having a difficult time

      I am grateful for the constant support of my husband.

      She always gave him her love and support.

    2. c.
      money that is provided to a person or organization in order to help them to do their work or to achieve a particular goal

      The charity depends on your support.

      financial support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

    3. d.
      help or protection that is given by one group of soldiers to another group who are fighting in a battle

      air/ground support (=help that comes from people in aircraft or people on the ground)

  2. 3
    [uncountable] proof that something is true or correct

    Do you have any support for your theory?

    Thomas could offer no support for his allegations.

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