Support vs. Unsupported

Support vs. Unsupported — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Support and Unsupported

Supportverb

To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping

Pillars support the roof.

Unsupportedadjective

Without physical support.

The bombed bridge was left unsupported and soon collapsed.

Supportverb

To bear or hold up (an amount of weight)

The bridge supports 10 tons.

Unsupportedadjective

For which support or help is not available.

This obsolete software is unsupported. Please upgrade to the latest version.

Supportverb

To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to

The letter supported him in his grief.

Unsupportedadjective

Without confirmation from a credible source, without verifying support

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Supportverb

To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases

a program to support the price of wheat.

Unsupportedadjective

Not supported by or borne out of evidence or facts.

Supportverb

To provide for or maintain by supplying with money or necessities

The homeless shelter is supported solely by donations.

Unsupportedadjective

not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid;

unsupported accusationsa club entirely supported by membership dueswell-supported allegations

Supportverb

To furnish corroborating evidence for

New facts supported her story.

Unsupportedadjective

not held up or borne;

removal of the central post left the roof unsupported
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Supportverb

To aid the cause, policy, or interests of

supported her in her election campaign.

Unsupportedadjective

not supported by written evidence;

unsupported accusations

Supportverb

To argue in favor of; advocate

supported lower taxes.

Supportverb

To have an enthusiastic interest in (a sports team).

Supportverb

To endure; tolerate

"At supper there was such a conflux of company that I could scarcely support the tumult" (Samuel Johnson).

Supportverb

To act in a secondary or subordinate role to (a leading performer).

Supportverb

To offer help or advice regarding (a product or service).

Supportverb

(Computers) To be compatible with (a program)

That operating system does not support most new applications.

Supportnoun

The act of supporting

Our candidate needs your support.

Supportnoun

The state of being supported

The candidate's support has been overwhelming.

Supportnoun

One that supports

How many supports does the bridge have?.

Supportnoun

The provision of money or the necessities of life

child support.

Supportnoun

Help or advice offered to those encountering difficulties with a product or service.

Supportnoun

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.

Supportnoun

Financial or other help.

The government provides support to the arts in several ways.

Supportnoun

Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.

Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?

Supportnoun

(mathematics) in relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.

Supportnoun

(fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).

If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set's support is an open set.

Supportnoun

Evidence.

The new research provides further support for our theory.

Supportnoun

(computing) Compatibility and functionality for a given product or feature.

This game has no mouse support.

Supportnoun

(gymnastics) support position

Supportnoun

(structural analysis) Horizontal, vertical oder rotational support of structures: movable, hinged, fixed ..

Supportverb

(transitive) To keep from falling.

Don’t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.

Supportverb

(transitive) To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.

Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?

Supportverb

(transitive) To back a cause, party, etc., mentally or with concrete aid.

I support France in the World Cup

Supportverb

(transitive) To help, particularly financially.

The government supports the arts in several ways.

Supportverb

To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.

The testimony is not sufficient to support the charges.The evidence will not support the statements or allegations.

Supportverb

(transitive) To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset; to give support to.

The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.I don't make decisions: I just support those who do.

Supportverb

(transitive) To be designed (said of machinery, electronics, or computers, or their parts, accessories, peripherals, or programming) to function compatibly with or provide the capacity for.

Early personal computers did not support voice-recognition hardware or software.

Supportverb

(transitive) To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.

I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization

Supportverb

(archaic) To endure without being overcome; bear; undergo; to tolerate.

Supportverb

To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.

to support the character of King Lear

Supportnoun

the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities;

his support kept the family togetherthey gave him emotional support during difficult times

Supportnoun

aiding the cause or policy or interests of;

the president no longer had the support of his own partythey developed a scheme of mutual support

Supportnoun

something providing immaterial support or assistance to a person or cause or interest;

the policy found little public supporthis faith was all the support he neededthe team enjoyed the support of their fans

Supportnoun

a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission;

they called for artillery support

Supportnoun

documentary validation;

his documentation of the results was excellentthe strongest support for this this view is the work of Jones

Supportnoun

the financial means whereby one lives;

each child was expected to pay for their keephe applied to the state for supporthe could no longer earn his own livelihood

Supportnoun

supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation;

the statue stood on a marble support

Supportnoun

the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening;

he leaned against the wall for support

Supportnoun

a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts

Supportnoun

any device that bears the weight of another thing;

there was no place to attach supports for a shelf

Supportnoun

financial resources provided to make some project possible;

the foundation provided support for the experiment

Supportverb

give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to;

She supported him during the illnessHer children always backed her up

Supportverb

support materially or financially;

he does not support his natural childrenThe scholarship supported me when I was in college

Supportverb

be behind; approve of;

He plumped for the Labor PartyI backed Kennedy in 1960

Supportverb

be the physical support of; carry the weight of;

The beam holds up the roofHe supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beamWhat's holding that mirror?

Supportverb

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts;

his story confirmed my doubtsThe evidence supports the defendant

Supportverb

adopt as a belief;

I subscribe to your view on abortion

Supportverb

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm;

The stories and claims were born out by the evidence

Supportverb

argue or speak in defense of;

She supported the motion to strike

Supportverb

play a subordinate role to (another performer);

Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act

Supportverb

be a regular customer or client of;

We patronize this storeOur sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could

Supportverb

put up with something or somebody unpleasant;

I cannot bear his constant criticismThe new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarkshe learned to tolerate the heatShe stuck out two years in a miserable marriage