B2 to agree with and give encouragement to someone or something because you want him, her, or it to succeed支持；赞成；拥护；鼓励
B1 mainly UK US usually root for If you support a sports team or a sports player, you want them to win, and might show it by going to watch them play.支持（某个运动队或运动员）
I don't support the death penalty, but if people are to be executed, it should be done humanely.
The mass of the people support the government's reforms.
All those who support this proposal say "Aye".
Although I support the project in public, my private opinion is that it will fail.
Her speech failed to sway her colleagues into supporting the plan.
B1 to help someone emotionally or in a practical way（在情感或实际方面）支持，帮助
Judging by what he said, I think it's very unlikely that he'll be able to support your application.
I thought he wasn't going to support me, but I misjudged him.
Many Americans felt it was their patriotic duty to buy bonds to support the war effort.
I felt a sense of betrayal when my friends refused to support me.
The organization has peddled the myth that they are supporting the local population.
B1 to give a person the money they need in order to buy food and clothes and pay for somewhere to live养活，抚养；供养，赡养
B2 If you support an activity or a habit, you provide the money needed to pay for it.资助，为…提供资金；出钱维持，支付…的花费
to provide the right conditions, such as enough food and water, for life维持…的生命
The great and the good are calling on the government to support the arts.
She needs a pretty high income to support her lifestyle.
My starting salary as a newly qualified teacher wasn't enough to support a family.
Charities depend on people supporting their activities.
This play is supported by a grant from the local arts council.
C2 to hold something firmly or carry its weight, especially from below to stop it from falling支撑，撑起，承受
The frame needs to be strong enough to support the engine assembly .
Use bamboo canes to support tomato plants.
The stakes are pushed or hammered into the ground and can be used for marking an area, supporting a plant or forming part of a fence.
Carefully tighten the clamp until it firmly supports the pipette in a vertical position.
A row of reinforced concrete pillars supports the bridge.
C1 to help to show something to be true证明，证实
UK formal to accept something and allow it to happen忍受，容忍
B2 [ U ] agreement with and encouragement for an idea, group, or person支持；赞成；拥护；鼓励
The Labour Party has lost a lot of support among the working class.
In the recent elections, the National Party was given a lot of support from the coloured population.
The postal workers have come out in support of their pay claim.
The government's concentration on tax reduction has won them a lot of support.
There is a growing current of support for green issues among voters.
B1 [ C or U ] emotional or practical help（在情感或实际方面）支持，帮助
Our success is contingent upon your support.
The president's support is critical (to this project).
Can I bank on your support?
There was a quaver in her voice as she thanked her staff for all their support.
I'm reckoning on your continued support.
B2 [ U ] the money someone needs in order to buy food and clothes and pay for somewhere to live养活，抚养；供养，赡养
The annual cost of income support to unmarried mothers amounted to £700 million in that year.
Farmers are eligible for government support if they let a certain amount of land lie fallow.
Will financial support for the theatre project be forthcoming?
Is there any hope of getting financial support for the project?
They are young inexperienced parents and need support.
[ C or U ] something that holds something firmly or carries its weight, especially from below to stop it from falling支撑物，支架，支柱
[ C ] a device worn to hold part of the body, especially a weak part, firmly in position（尤指身体脆弱部位的）支撑物，托
Because of an unusually strong current, the bridge's central support gave way, tipping a coach into the river.
When restoring the building, the first priority was to underpin the exterior walls by adding wooden supports along the foundations.
The mattress has hundreds of small springs to provide extra support for the back.
Always provide support for the baby's head.
The shelf was held in place by two brick supports.
[ U ] something that shows that a fact is true证明，证实