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support

sup·port

support

 
pronunciation:
s port
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: supported, supporting, supports
definition 1: to hold the weight of something.
The table is supported by four legs.
synonyms:
bear
definition 2: to help during a time of trouble.
She supported me when I was ill.
synonyms:
comfort
similar words:
cheer, encourage, help
definition 3: to provide enough for.
Parents support their families by working.
synonyms:
provide for, take care of
similar words:
finance
 
part of speech: noun
definition: money used to take care of someone's needs.
She gets some support for the children from her parents.
synonyms:
help
antonyms:
neglect
derivations: supportless (adj.), supportingly (adv.)
Word Builder: support +
  • supporting:
    giving support to a person or thing.
  • supportive:
    giving help to someone who needs it.
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Word Parts
The word support contains the following parts:
sup- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix sup- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots that begin with "p," such as "port." See sub-