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supporting

[ suh-pawrt, -pohrt ]SEE DEFINITION OF supporting
  • adj.upholding
  • adj.advocating

Synonyms for supporting

  • aiding
  • approving
  • encouraging
  • helping
  • promoting
  • shielding
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Antonyms for supporting

  • against
  • opposing
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUPPORTING

In supporting it, therefore, we support all that is dear to the freeman and the philanthropist.

We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view.

She was even fainting, when I clasped her in my supporting arms.

Marcia, supporting herself on a chair, met his eyes, and made no reply.

The scholar woke and turned around, supporting himself on his side.

Joshua supporting the case against his thigh, got out a sheaf of papers.

And then too, Madame, we must try to help Cléonte's plan by supporting his masquerade.

They then penetrated toward Zillebeke to the supporting line.

Yet what had been the strain that she had been supporting, that now suddenly she began to feel too much?

I am surprised that this world is so capable of supporting human life.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to aid," also "to hold up, prop up," from Old French supporter, from Latin supportare "convey, carry, bring up," from sub "up from under" + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Related: Supported; supporting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUPPORTING

affirmative

adjectivebeing agreeable or assenting
  • acknowledging
  • acquiescent
  • affirmatory
  • affirming
  • approving
  • complying
  • concurring
  • confirmative
  • confirmatory
  • confirming
  • consenting
  • corroborative
  • endorsing
  • favorable
  • positive
  • ratifying
  • supporting
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