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- A factitive verb, derived from the verb kantaa — most of the meanings below are not factitive ("to have somebody/something done (by somebody/something)"), except for the last "to have somebody/something carried".
kannattaa (stem kannat-*)
- (transitive) To support, bear up, hold up, prop up, carry (physically).
- (transitive) To support, uphold, sustain (mentally).
- (transitive) To support, patronise/patronize, maintain (financially).
- (transitive) To support, back, champion, stand up for (mentally).
- (transitive) (+ partitive) To second; to espouse, go along with, agree with; to adhere to.
- (transitive) (monopersonally; + genitive + 3rd-pers. sg. + infinitive) To be worth(while) (for somebody to do), be worth (somebody's while to do).
- (intransitive) To be profitable, pay off (also figuratively).
- (transitive) To have somebody/something carried (by somebody = allative), make somebody (= allative) carry something.
- adjectives: kannatettava, kannattamaton, kannattava
- nouns: kannatin, kannattaja, kannatus
- verbs: frequentative kannatella
- Third-person singular indicative present form of kannattaa.
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