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Main Entry: 1supĚport
Pronunciation: s-p()rt, -p()rt
Function: verb 1: to endure bravely or quietly : BEAR 2 a: to promote the interests or cause of b: to uphold or defend as true or right : ADVOCATE <supports fair play> c: to argue or vote for <support a candidate> d: 1ASSIST, HELP <bombers supported the ground troops> e: to provide evidence for : VERIFY <they cannot support the claim> 3: to pay the costs of : MAINTAIN <supports a large family> 4 a: to hold up or in position or serve as a foundation or prop for <posts support the porch roof> b: to keep up the price of (as milk or wheat) by buying large amounts to store at a certain price 5: to keep something going : SUSTAIN <not enough air to support life> - supĚportĚable /--bl/ adjective - supĚportĚive /-prt-iv, -prt-/ adjective