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Etymology

From Old French supporter.

Noun

Singular
support

Plural
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support ({{{1}}})
  1. Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
    Don’t move that beam! It’s a support for the whole platform.
    Don’t move that beam! It’s a support beam.
  2. Financial or other help.
    The government provides support to the arts in several ways.
  3. Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.
    Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?

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Verb

Infinitive
to support

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to support (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To keep from falling.
    Don’t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.
  2. (transitive) To help, particularly financially.
    The government supports the arts in several ways.
  3. (transitive) To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.
    Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?
  4. (transitive) To back a cause, party etc. mentally or with concrete aid.
    I support France in the World Cup

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French

Etymology

From the verb supporter.

Noun

support m. (plural supports)

  1. support
  2. base

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