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adjective as in upholding

adjective as in advocating


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“I heard Jeffrey was interested in supporting science and I contacted him,” Krauss said.

What stuck in my mind were the two supporting actors, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin.

“Lack of forward firing ordnance in a CAS supporting aircraft is a major handicap,” he added.

The risks are too high to warrant supporting public marriage proposals.

Fruitcake quickly acclimated to its American home, and even plays a supporting role in American literature.

Nowhere can be found a region capable of supporting a larger population to the square mile than Lombardy.

The narrow individualism of the nineteenth century refused to recognize the social duty of supporting somebody else's grandmother.

Her men can lie in Grenoble gaol to be dealt with by yourself for supporting her in an attempt to resist the Queen's authority.

Ought they to join themselves with the people of the lands wherein they dwell, in supporting thrones of iniquity?

It would be easy to multiply individual cases supporting the same general principles.

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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to supporting, such as: aiding, approving, encouraging, helping, promoting, and shielding.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.