American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A group of people, sometimes led by a therapist, who provide each other moral support, information, and advice on problems relating to some shared characteristic or experience: a support group for cancer survivors.
- n. A group of nonprofessional people who support each other over a problem which all members share.
“Find a group that is conducive to sharing-perhaps a NAMI support group or an on-line forum for parents of bipolar children on the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation CABF Web site at www.bpkids.org.”
“The right support group will reinforce healthy practices, and self-weighing at meetings helps with accountability and also rewards persistence.”
“Very little had ever been proved: checks from the Fellowship had been deposited in the accounts of the American Coalition of Life Activists, an umbrella organization for some of the more extreme antiabortion groups, and Defenders of the Defenders of Life, a support group for convicted clinic bombers and their families.”
“The group, known to everybody by its initials, HICCASP, had come into being as a support group for President Franklin D.”
“The same support group that I met with at the White House and that Joanne Speicher mentioned in her telegram was helping as much as it could, providing services such as financial planning programs and counseling for the children.”
“The Rumanian Army had been reinforced by a close support group under Colonel Simons, and the 48th Panzer Corps had been moved into the small bend of the Don as mobile reserve.”
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