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Supporters of ideas, plans or people - synonyms or related words

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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troll factory

a company that pays pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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