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synonyms for supports

  • backing
  • abutment
  • agency
  • back
  • base
  • bed
  • bedding
  • block
  • brace
  • buttress
  • collar
  • column
  • cornerstone
  • device
  • flotation
  • foothold
  • footing
  • foundation
  • fulcrum
  • groundwork
  • guide
  • hold
  • lining
  • means
  • medium
  • pillar
  • platform
  • pole
  • post
  • prop
  • rampart
  • reinforcement
  • rest
  • rib
  • rod
  • shore
  • stake
  • stanchion
  • stave
  • stay
  • stiffener
  • stilt
  • substratum
  • substructure
  • sustentation
  • timber
  • underpinning
  • backing
  • assistance
  • loyalty
  • encouragement
  • protection
  • relief
  • aid
  • patronage
  • championship
  • lift
  • blessing
  • hand
  • succor
  • furtherance
  • sustenance
  • friendship
  • comfort
  • assist
  • moral support

antonyms for supports

MOST RELEVANT
  • disapproval
  • discouragement
  • frustration
  • opposition
  • stop
  • stop
  • opposition
  • discouragement
  • block
  • frustration
  • disapproval
  • stoppage
  • ill will
  • injury
  • hurt
  • hindrance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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How to use supports in a sentence

I claim that it contains many errors of fact, and the Higher Criticism supports the claim; as we shall see.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Thus R1 supports one flat side whilst R2 supports the other.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
Some of them got in amongst the Royal Naval Division, who brought up their own supports and killed 300, driving out the rest.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
There is something cold and chilling in the supports which pride and philosophy alone can afford under the calamities of life.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Mrs. Kinnaird, rising once more in an agony of impatience, stumbled against one of the tent supports.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
They were raised about three feet above the ground on stout wooden supports.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
How can this moral choke-damp, with all its fatal incrustations, fail to eat away the supports and very framework of the dwelling.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
He supports himself by his own resources when in a state of nature, and never loses the qualities relative to the service of man.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VIII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
At this moment there were no supports in sight—nothing to rest or form upon in the rear—the Rifles were quite alone.
THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
The parts of a shaft or axle which rest upon the bearings or supports are called journals, pivots, or collars.
AN INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE DRAWING AND DESIGNDAVID ALLAN LOW
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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