Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of giving or permitting support: as, a supporting column of troops.

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  • adjective That supports.
  • verb Present participle of support.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective furnishing support and encouragement
  • noun the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
  • adjective capable of bearing a structural load

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Examples

  • Repubs have perverted the honest, laudable notion of ’supporting our troops’ to mean supporting the criminal acts of our administration that have put those young men and women in harm’s way in in the first place.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: January 9, 2007

  • His ascension to MSNBC's 6 p.m. anchor slot signifies yet another episode in the long-running, much-debated drama called "The Transformation of Al Sharpton": from the street-level firebrand who made his name supporting Tawana Brawley in 1988 to a political candidate twice for Senate, once each for president and mayor of New York to the Twitter posting, Facebooking, radio-show-hosting modern media figure.

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  • His ascension to MSNBC's 6 p.m. anchor slot signifies yet another episode in the long-running, much-debated drama called "The Transformation of Al Sharpton": from the street-level firebrand who made his name supporting Tawana Brawley in 1988 to a political candidate twice for Senate, once each for president and mayor of New York to the Twitter posting, Facebooking, radio-show-hosting modern media figure.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The alliance is struggling to overcome differences, with Britain and France seeking more strikes by other NATO nations, particularly the U.S. Washington says it sees no need to change what it calls a supporting role in the campaign and many other NATO nations have rules preventing them from striking Gadhafi's forces except in self-defense.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The U.S. says it sees no need to change what it calls a supporting role in the campaign - even though it has still been flying a third of the missions - and many other NATO nations have rules preventing them from striking Gadhafi's forces except in self-defense.

    The Seattle Times

  • Dick Hughes, 70, of Loveland said he was a member of a 9-12 group, which he described as supporting policies for limited government.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Dick Hughes, 70, of Loveland, said he was a member of a 9/12 group, which he described as supporting policies for limited government.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Dick Hughes, 70, of Loveland said he was a member of a 9-12 group, which he described as supporting policies for limited government.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • "Now that's what I call supporting the troops," adds an actor playing a town official in the videos.

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  • But critics of the ruling say it provided a psychological boost for corporate executives nervous about the legality of their role in supporting or opposing candidates.

    Roberts Court rulings on campaign finance reveal shifting makeup, forceful role

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