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noun support pronunciation in British English /səˈpɔː(r)t/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] help and approval that you give to a particular idea, politician, organization etc

    The bill won strong support in London.

    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 aim

      The charity depends on your support.

      financial support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

  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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