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Supporters of ideas, plans or people - thesaurus

Synonyms

supporter

noun

someone who supports a particular idea

follower

noun

someone who believes what a religion or system of ideas teaches, or who supports the person who established them

advocate

noun

someone who strongly and publicly supports someone or something

proponent

noun

someone who publicly supports an idea, policy, plan etc

sympathizer

noun

someone who approves of and supports someone or something

friend

noun

someone who supports a particular organization, political movement etc, especially by giving them money

exponent

noun

formal someone who tries to persuade other people to support an idea, theory, political plan etc

adherent

noun

formal a supporter of a set of ideas, an organization, or a person

ideologue

noun

formal someone who behaves very strictly according to an ideology, and never doubts that it is right

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abolitionist

noun

someone who supports the abolition of something

acolyte

noun

formal someone who helps an important person and supports their ideas, often without ever criticizing them

apostle

noun

someone who has a strong belief in an idea and tries to get other people to support it

audience

noun

a group of people who admire or support a particular person, belief, idea etc: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

base

noun

a group of people who support someone or something, for example with money or votes

cheerleader

noun

a strong supporter of a person, organization, or idea

cohort

noun

a friend or supporter, especially of someone you do not like

convert

noun

someone who has changed their beliefs in an important way

crony

noun

showing disapproval a friend or supporter, especially of someone powerful

crusader

noun

someone who works hard for a long time to achieve something that they strongly believe is morally right

custodian

noun

someone who tries to preserve a set of principles

empiricist

noun

someone who believes that ideas should be based on real experience or scientific experiments rather than on theory

existentialist

noun

someone who believes that humans create their own moral values and are responsible for the results of their own actions

extremist

noun

someone who has beliefs or opinions that are considered to be extremely unreasonable by most people

following

noun

a group of people who support or admire the work or ideas of a particular person or organization

henchman

noun

a supporter of a powerful person, especially one who is willing to behave in an immoral or violent way

moderate

noun

someone whose opinions and actions are reasonable and not extreme, especially in politics

mouthpiece

noun

informal a person who expresses the opinions and beliefs of a government, an organization, or another person

partisan

noun

someone who gives strong support to a particular person, group, or idea, usually without wanting to hear other people’s opinions

pillar

noun

someone who has a strong character and helps or supports other people

positivist

noun

someone who believes in positivism

pressure group

noun

an organized group of people who try to persuade people and influence political decisions about a particular issue

progressive

noun

someone who supports social and political change to make a system fairer

promoter

noun

someone who tries to make people support an idea or issue

prophet

noun

someone who supports an idea or principle and tries to persuade others to support it

protagonist

noun

someone who tries to make something such as a new idea or policy popular

renegade

noun

someone who leaves one group and joins another that has different aims or beliefs

royalist

noun

someone who supports a particular king or queen

stakeholder

noun

someone who has an interest in the success of a plan, system, or organization, for example a worker in a company or the parent of a child at a school

support

noun

the people who support an organization, an idea, a team, or a person such as a politician

supporter

noun

someone who supports a particular person or group

sympathiser

a British spelling of sympathizer

well-wisher

noun

a person who expresses their good wishes or sympathy, often to someone who they do not know

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