Synonym of supporting

Alternative for supporting

supports, supported, supporting

Synonym: aid, bolster, defend, encourage, foster, help, sustain,

Antonym: abandon, discourage,


Supplementary or subsidiary in nature
subsidiary ancillary auxiliary peripheral secondary subordinate supplemental supplementary accompanying backup lesser minor subservient accessorial accessory assistant collateral complementary contributory supportive additional adjuvant aiding appurtenant assisting associate second-class second-fiddle extra added add-on spare attendant helping second reserve top-up bonus relief support concomitant alternative alternate fallback substitute another optional sub fall-back junior further lower inferior other more lowly fresh affixed appended new increased low-ranking lower-ranking low-grade on the side adscititious incremental derivative abetting coincident adminicular attending satellite incident enclosed roundabout connected adjunctive coincidental related background tributary corresponding attached younger smaller youngest under less low baser second-string lower-level backing subaltern subalternate second-rate farther vice- less important sub- surplus superfluous lower-class bottom-rung entry-level concurrent standby supernumerary helpful useful subject dependent serviceable puppet temporary replacement in reserve in store back-up contingent conducive instrumental assisting in contributing valuable advantageous beneficial vassal client bush-league flunky redundant supervenient reciprocal correlative emergency leftover free augmenting supererogatory coexistent coexisting lower-grade marginal branch cooperative tributory insignificant outranked paltry associated of little account of little importance acting surrogate second-banana third-string interrelated interconnected unused proxy provisional deputy stopgap caretaker interim locum provisionary intervening provisory makeshift substitutive transitional tentative stand-in pro tem pinch-hitting ad interim pro tempore short-term fill-in one more in addition




Combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of each other or another
complementary reciprocal compatible corresponding harmonising harmonizing interdependent matching companion complementing harmonious complemental completing correlative interrelated interrelating supplemental supplementary supportive twin balancing commutual completory conclusive correspondent crowning equivalent fellow filling finishing integral integrative interconnected matched mated opposite paired parallel perfecting comparable analogous congruent consonant consistent like equal resembling resemblant similar coordinating related identical duplicate cognate connate suchlike alike akin congruous same ditto such kindred undifferentiated accordant interchangeable coordinative commensurate uniform synonymous homogeneous conforming homogenous indistinguishable tallying concordant double toning mutual proportionate agreeing in agreement tantamount close near homologous substitutable unvaried undiverse conformable relative the same much the same dependent corroborative corroboratory correlated confirmational corroborating symphonious of a piece twinlike reminiscent analogical undifferenced coequal kin much of a muchness on par cut from the same cloth selfsame of a kind confirmatory standardised standardized substantiating nonconflicting confirming coherent obverse melodious musical cooperative concurring euphonious comparative affinitive tuneful proportional commensurable approximative euphonic conformable to correspondent to correspondent with reciprocatory exchanged give-and-take reciprocative symphonic jibing even exact answering canorous closely related agnate proximate affiliate shared joint common allied substitute equalling equaling congeneric carbon copy relating congenerous invariant one and the same allying dead ringer not unlike approximating connatural congenial fungible unvarying Xerox coextensive alternate on the order of closely linked closely connected concomitant two-way communal coordinate exchangeable convertible changeable relational blending coupled all of a piece like peas in a pod like two peas in a pod associated connected affiliated same difference approximate incident look-alike Tweedledum and Tweedledee on a par like Tweedledum and Tweedledee linked coterminous symmetrical amounting qualified consanguine coincident according contingent on the same wavelength same as tied like-minded in accord of one mind equalized equalised conditional very approaching very same even-steven exactly the same even-stevens spitting image identic to the same degree evenly matched on the same page impossible to tell apart of the same mind conterminous autologous homologized coinciding looking like looking alike unanimous with one voice counterpart carbon copy synonymous with commensurate with connected with allied with cognated associate generic general universal relatable almost identical respective verging on bordering on as good a match concurrent facsimile much the same as attractive likeable likable germane the same as as good as of a piece with the dead spit a dead ringer transposable commutable regular invariable in the same category of that ilk workalike converse swappable interconvertible not a million miles away from harmonised harmonized treadmill of the same kind stack up with on a plane break even on level pegging dual twofold sister co- duplex binary double-edged bipartite double-barreled referring reliant geminate clone drawn copied second duplicating accompanying bifold joined balanced carbon-copy united combined bound married with nothing to choose between them nip and tuck on a level side by side close together level pegging neck and neck all square level in a position of equality amalgamated leagued confederate unified integrated syndicated cooperating by comparison modified aligned wed friendly partnered in league in cahoots allusive metaphorical not absolute reasonable vying contrastive in proportion restricted fair rivalling provisional not positive rivaling in comparison with reservation hand in glove suitable sympathetic in tune coming from the same direction singing the same song harmonious with in accordance with congruous with compatible with according with consistent with accordant with concordant with in rapport in harmony with at one with in agreement with more or less the same


Serving a secondary role
deputy acting assistant stand-in substitute caretaker fill-in helping provisional proxy representative reserve short-term stopgap surrogate temporary depute expediential pinch-hitting second-string subordinate ad interim pro tempore replacement relief backup standby emergency auxiliary alternate interim alternative transitional second fallback pro tem supply different other another changeover intervening possible provisory provisionary cover extra complementary impromptu adoptive foster holding spare rough and ready back-up non-standard secondary improvised understudy in reserve delegated adjutant equivalent double sub locum supplementary additional supplemental makeshift substitutive ancillary supernumerary tentative fall-back subsidiary accessory more peripheral further new appurtenant subservient contributory fresh surplus added increased abetting accessorial supportive collateral farther top-up adjuvant minor lesser lower add-on accompanying inferior lower-level second-rate second-class under in store one more over-and-above less important aiding support assisting leftover free unused assisting in reciprocal correlative optional supererogatory temp augmenting in addition dummy quick-and-dirty make-do rough-and-ready throwaway slapdash junior associate superfluous bonus on the side attendant extraneous excess new-found younger adjunct smaller lowly youngest less unimportant low-ranking back up incidental inessential marginal tangential mean non-essential lower-ranking second-fiddle vice- low-grade sub- dinky dependent tributary minor-league insignificant small-fry small-time bush-league small subject trivial substract inconsiderable petty of little account


Essential, as an element, principle, or law
fundamental basic essential rudimentary underlying elementary basal central elemental first key primary prime radical cardinal foundational necessary principal original vital indispensable initial intrinsic organic primitive primordial root structural capital chief constitutional important abecedarian beginning crucial ingrained inherent introductory meat-and-potatoes rudimental critical integral pivotal profound axiological axiomatic bottom bottom-line constitutive deep deep-seated grass-roots groundlaying major paramount requisite significant substratal substrative sustaining theoretical ultimate underived main innate primal consequential core foremost leading pre-eminent natural urgent native dominant imperative needed premier all-important predominant pressing inborn great big inbred high-priority overriding preeminent immanent focal indigenous prominent material required serious must-have grand deep-rooted supreme hardwired influential congenital salient built-in life-and-death decisive engrained prior master staple acute momentous arch burning ingrain quintessential of great consequence considerable compelling overbearing overmastering necessitous far-reaching prerequisite meaningful of the essence of the utmost importance greatest weighty connate needful heavy number one prefatory sovereign numero uno hard-wired initiatory sovran highest inbuilt grave mandatory outstanding earliest early substantial preparatory characteristic ruling top connatural hereditary exigent substantive powerful preliminary indwelling number-one head heavy-duty noteworthy vitally important opening dire compulsory called for obligatory large-scale monumental intense historic primeval high-level pertinent appreciable in one's blood earth-shattering instinctive lead notable constituent sizable strategic precursory uppermost aboriginal uncomplicated distinctive eminent pristine simple of consequence in-built inductive primaeval big-time big league simplest all important utmost earnest deciding latent prevailing inherited inseparable topmost determining indelible immediate severe commanding permanent pronounced ponderous ineradicable germane climacteric determinative presiding supereminent implicit intuitive component exceptional imposing high rooted trial intimate overruling particular instrumental test pilot internal extensive desperate controlling formative nitty-gritty deep-down eventful instinctual exploratory preceding seminal special mighty autochthonous conspicuous easy autochthonic major-league earthshaking readying preparing high-ranking in the blood relevant applicable ancient true bread-and-butter real ABCs primo uncomplex simplified simplex plain clear foundation causal apposite prehistoric large apropos pointed incorporated genuine ineffaceable distinguished standard duck soup child's play preparative bog-standard antique antediluvian striking fixed pioneer marked celebrated inner telling operative senior meat and potatoes impactful subjective noted integrant especial importunate imperious keynote prototype prototypal inmost prelusive landmark top-level top-priority heavyweight almighty reputable illustrious prodigious tectonic extreme appropriate prelim primigenial clamant emergent arch- demanded life-changing big-league life and death prestigious honoured superior hefty tough crying noble embryonic maiden honourable honorable top-ranking epoch-making resonant previous life-or-death in your blood honored of moment much needed fateful emphatic in the family well known major league high profile high-up natural-born bred in the bone underivative high-powered wanted highly regarded everyday part and parcel life-preserving life-sustaining basilar lowest mere qualifying sheer prevalent pure nuclear contained larval nuts-and-bolts uncompleted alpha axial fitting causative contributory contributing connecting popular absolute climactic natal star stellar No. 1 stipulated underlined apt composing definitive actual trusted included embedded entrenched chad authoritative inveterate dynamic invaluable gut in demand spontaneous unlearned untaught name-of-the-game world-shaking indicative brassbound executive emergency drastic sore impelling infused instilled ingrown coal-and-ice very important inaugural chronic confirmed connected terrible driving parlous right-hand base lead-in prolegomenous transcendental sublime categorical unacquired normal typical regular strongest immense tremendous implanted wild inwrought difficult top-notch big time puissant skookum top-drawer of high standing first-gen mission-critical incumbent advance prodromal precursive experimental explorative en suite maximum dyed-in-the-wool instant at the heart of elevated empyrean empyreal lower ur- proto- super solemn firsthand direct inexpungible enormous sizeable huge called-for very great involuntary nonelective forced peremptory starting prodromic preludial prelusory unalienable inward resident genetic individual integrated compulsatory headmost inceptive sombre super colossal hard mammoth of great import no joke sober valuable no laughing matter of significance somber responsible unmediated decision-making nascent exceeding ultra titanic vast astronomic astronomical ample first-edition first-ever testing expedient desired preferred proper de rigueur binding incumbent on name of game specified recommended virgin commencing leadoff creative trying searching settling second-to-none facile straightforward uncivilised unevolved old uncivilized coarse barbaric first-hand infant demanding attention goodly biggish psychological extraordinary innovative forceful milestone relative clamorous imaginative groundbreaking recognized famous respected noticeable signal memorable carrying a lot of weight impressive remarkable ponderable touchy insistent showdown climatic appurtenant applicative renowned touch and go hanging by thread on thin ice pioneering productive now or never ground-breaking sensational much rare portentous uncommon conclusive glaring front-page unusual newsworthy well-known famed business-critical first-generation pointful associated strong headline preponderant obvious unforgettable worthy of attention quantum generous unordinary potent glorious sweeping formational constructional esteemed iconic acclaimed dignified precautionary prep before historical formidable recognised public worthwhile ad rem to the point to the purpose fractional composite ingredient divisional organizational configurational oustanding fatal germinal prior to inspiring in anticipation of inspirational in advance of generative overshadowing dangerous grievous of concern high-profile of note of influence of mark well thought of in the public eye partial factorial combinative part constituting systemic constructural formalistic skeletal organisational architectural anatomical anatomic arresting palpable dramatic eye-catching evident manifest visible phenomenal perceptible catchy detectable observable discernible singular amazing reasonable solid unmistakable astonishing brilliant distinguishable unique distinct of great importance out of the ordinary sedate staid definite exciting interesting decided unparalleled humourless full humorless patent comprehensive effective tangible measurable massive red-letter bold arrestive broad good wide no-nonsense apparent final expansive big deal satisfying wide-ranging notorious cogent splashy showy kenspeckle widespread flamboyant incredible mind-blowing awesome healthy recognizable apocalyptic incomparable certain earth-shaking trenchant blatant haunting complete superlative sensible extended sound clear-cut unprecedented forcible thorough far-flung spectacular rangy surpassing uncomic treasured wonderful noisy bodacious grabby respectable effectual vivid surprising bright tidy across-the-board recognisable exhaustive convincing discernable persuasive apprehensible perceivable refreshing something else never to be forgotten valid unrivalled defining awe-inspiring epochal redoubtable unsurpassed thrilling useful inimitable peculiar stimulating atypical pervasive cherished stunning precious all-embracing odd abnormal firm rich positive of importance world-shattering astounding unexpected strenuous extraordinaire global bizarre downright lucid unwonted unrivaled mind-boggling unconventional eloquent not to be forgotten ringing attention-grabbing excessive far-out out of this world ominous revealing peerless all-encompassing fair unequalled matchless pithy shaping devastating abundant purposeful consummate efficacious inauspicious shocking overarching threatening meaty staggering worrying last citable in-depth scandalous startling wholesale direful mentionable namable nameable unexampled menacing painful lasting satisfactory strange buzzworthy inclusive settled luminous uncustomary curious far-ranging weird ill-fated electrifying priceless incisive anomalous astral enduring terrific overt breakthrough unfamiliar efficient resounding queer choice unconcealed transparent dazzling harsh unreal remembered rememberable gloomy plausible irresistible crisp dynamite venerable unequivocal transcendent dreadful eye-popping unequaled egregious aberrated freak preternatural aberrant universal distressing fascinating of substance fat mondo bad reasoned credible unanswerable unambiguous uttermost max energetic moving coherent unmatchable awful bitter novel explicit vehement innovatory revolutionary rational logical articulate audible well founded unsurpassable thundering inconceivable unequalable towering marvellous fixed in the mind sure copious wondrous most outright well reasoned well-grounded detailed unqualified atypic worldwide out-and-out wicked maxi sharp peracute aggressive express assured charming marvelous confident exalted blue-chip expressive reminiscent evocative moderate overwhelming king worthy topical active persistent busy lively affecting impactive careful legit handsome everything of considerable importance evaluative sententious earthshattering intrusive projecting protruding obtrusive jutting largish bountiful identifiable event-filled glum open easily seen undeniable miraculous optimum doomful unlucky resultful competent stern hectic action-packed distingué not to be ignored grim dour ideal best unbelievable champion cognizable perspicuous understandable traceable austere exact revered world-class big-name storied dear written all over one quiet downbeat sad different drop-dead untypical unaccustomed fantastic stupendous cold sober life-saving jaw-dropping gee-whizz uncanny of particular interest worthy of note fearless tenacious vigorous inestimable unheard-of irregular infrequent life or death jazzy lofty confounding capable apogean matter of life and death to be reckoned with worthy of mention murder splash boss hot stand-out cool irreplaceable under one's nose in plain sight in full view right under your nose big as life can't miss it open and shut smashing amazeballs extremely important of great moment of vital importance uncharacteristic assertive able horrifying helpful nth assiduous considered scrupulous diligent meticulous storming gratifying unco world class zero cool gilt-edged punchy histrionical well-founded theatric performant powerhouse on the ball sufficient enthusiastic hard-hitting successful graceful diametrical serviceable wholehearted orderly compulsive systematic methodical the end worth mentioning worth taking a look at thumping valorous moulding guiding ardent determined out of the way seldom seen sturdy unthinkable unimaginable ascertainable blanket greater ascendant extremely useful worth its weight in gold extremely helpful beyond price violent full-blooded muscular unconditional triumphant fulfilling august unmatched durable justified consistent convictive inducing suasive a hard nut to crack afflicting damaging stirring sensationalistic lurid appalling ambitious nonpareil larger predominating superabundant steady good-sized estimable heroic uplifting proud forming developmental one hundred per cent no mistake dogmatic stressed for a face accented flat litmus test hurtful agonizing wounding sensationalist breathtaking screaming gee-whiz catchpenny wide-reaching mass well organized flagrant only resplendent cheering magnificent shining pleasurable rewarding pleasing splendid heart-warming prepotent in control prepollent exquisite three-dimensional superb big-deal nationwide injurious yellow shock-horror melodramatic hair-raising across the board excellent sinister involved nourishing hearty molding dominating overpowering life-threatening disastrous fine spacious packed walloping bull whopper chock-full hulking stuffed intercontinental a whale of a colossal humongous voluminous brimming crowded bulky roomy strapping husky capacious oversize international commodious burly whopping jumbo monster awash gigantic super-duper much touted fab doozie something highly rated utter cruel tormenting galling heartrending harrowing excruciating torturous piquant extravagant tabloid vulgar pungent livid X-rated emotional sultry coloured rough colored brutal epigrammatic compact factual outrageous in the ascendancy foreboding select admirable of repute well received of distinction rank unlimited encyclopedic elegant delicate dainty fierce bleak hazardous arduous toilsome ugly taxing audacious barefaced naked heinous brazen shameless harmful calamitous full of interest mellow mellifluous sonorous catholic compendious solid gold arrant undisguised timeless unfading out of sight everlasting immortal eternal perpetual undying disgraceful inordinate shameful atrocious reprehensible eclectic the most sobering exacting punishing precarious grinding perilous minatory warning premonitory alarming foreshadowing to the max unquestionable imperishable enthralling exorbitant villainous unmitigated monstrous iniquitous giving food for thought agonising vibrant mortal umbrella intensive immoderate gross unarguable guaranteed concrete interdisciplinary encyclopaedic scopic multidisciplinary prognosticatory forbidding doomy predictive ill-omened ill-boding baleful ill standout out and out brass-necked recherche specific proven univocal black-and-white full-bodied melodious full of content full of meaning broad-ranging very fine first-rate first-class bodeful unfavorable unfavourable unpropitious unpromising cut-and-dried convinced all-inclusive black and white well-defined as plain as the nose on your face well-marked minute as plain as daylight forthright clearly defined graphic hard and fast cut and dried clean-cut crystal clear undubitable known silhouetted not vague stated fruity booming mellifluent dulcet cross-disciplinary augural fated exhilarating impending doomed intriguing suggestive prophetic destined stamped on your memory silvery phat canorous rotund more powerful more important most important most prominent most influential most significant most powerful


(caring for) Looking after someone or something
caring fostering nurturing raising guarding facilitating maintaining accommodating sustaining nourishing baby sitting ministering mothering nursing overseeing protecting supervising watching sitting attending to bringing up fending for keeping an eye on looking after looking out for paying attention to providing for seeing to tending to watching over rearing feeding succouring succoring ministering to caring for taking care of making a living for providing sustenance for mentoring cultivating helping assisting aiding promoting encouraging advancing furthering forwarding tending developing boosting serving minding administering to breeding incubating stimulating waiting on strengthening doctoring contributing to abetting curing attending treating relieving parenting cherishing championing backing babysitting endorsing soothing healing favouring favoring palliating allaying espousing childminding remedying enriching mollifying assuaging safeguarding keeping safe comforting educating improving keeping training teaching sitting with taking charge of alleviating pushing relaxing fueling fuelling superintending mitigating fomenting expediting proselytizing sponsoring appeasing ameliorating lessening speeding catering to pacifying meliorating tranquilizing speeding up working for cradling lending a hand to being responsible for making better baby-sitting adopting proselytising paving the way for disciplining instructing doing for watching out for taking in speaking for schooling upholding growing pursuing giving backing to advantaging gestating arranging establishing courting waiting upon nannying presiding over riding shotgun keeping watch over looking to administering pandering pandering to answering saving befriending loosening forming raising youngster salving slackening preserving bringing relief to giving aid and encouragement to bringing aid to rendering assistance to giving assistance to lending a helping hand to giving help to bringing comfort to guiding releasing advocating shepherding recommending hastening slacking urging propelling progressing holding easing setting right loosing accelerating prolonging perpetuating fast-tracking plugging stewarding nestling rocking helping along patronizing propagandizing pushing for bolstering expanding going with stepping up spreading patronising bailing out keeping intact backing up engendering spurring on ballyhooing lending a hand oiling the wheels of giving a boost to generating propagating keeping up giving a push to conserving broadening opening doors lending support to contributing extending reinforcing smoothing disburdening disengaging softening simplifying lightening cheering moderating lifting opening the door stilling relenting untightening running interference for abating letting up calming anaesthetizing clearing the way quieting making easier letting up on anesthetizing freeing propagandising aiding in campaigning for helping in getting behind fortifying lulling embracing cuddling clasping nutrifying flourishing thriving increasing balming rehabilitating attenuating approving endowing building up nerving readying making stronger giving strength to making strong flowering making healthy preparing blooming poising instigating drumming up egging on giving a leg up fathering keeping alive nursemaiding keeping tabs on


Something that promotes action or activity, especially in an official capacity
encouragement support advocacy endorsement backing furtherance promotion advance furthering advancing boost championing cultivation campaigning championship endorsing espousal fostering promoting sanctioning sponsoring advancement assistance espousing favor favoring favour help promulgation stimulation activism boosting favouring forwarding fueling fuelling nurture propagation recommending reinforcement sponsorship strengthening boosterism upholding calling for arguing for pressing for pushing for advising in favor defence recommendation proposal urging approving justification approval argument for support for campaigning for pleading for defense spokesmanship acceptance aid advising in favour abetment hand assist succor lift succour development leg up patronage relief facilitation helping hand shot in the arm backup service abetting inspiration benefit cooperation reassurance comfort benefaction auspices elevation pick-me-up easement spur stimulus fillip aegis enhancement care nurturing financing pursuit moral support advantage abettance push betterment auspice guardianship protection blessing grant subsidy a helping hand a leg up abettal wingman adoption embracing sanction patronization wingwoman cheering up invigoration lifting consolation heartening enlivening seconding welcome taking up devotion to looking after guidance impetus taking to siding with wholehearted reception preferring enthusiastic reception commendation accompaniment giving deliverance salvation alleviation advice rescue attention kick secours tonic spurring on secondment adherence maintenance preferment progress raising preference exaltation ennoblement buzz aiding helping facilitating assisting prelation vouching for pushing acceleration succouring improvement hastening aiding and abetting expediting philanthropy funding augmentation succoring guaranty egis welfare profit gee-up go-ahead contribution to envigoration upliftment prosecution nurturance speeding up carrying-out investment good guide collaboration contribution sustenance services utility accessory asset resource ministrations intervention offices compensation a kindness a hand windfall resort pointer recourse boon refuge crutch influence solution godsend side behalf concern sake uplift countenance representation place part cause stead account bolster a lift a favour a good turn a break


The act of validating something
validation confirmation evidence proof attestation substantiation ratification corroboration endorsement approval testimony verification testament witness authorisation authorization sanction acceptance documentation authentication agreement consent testimonial support affirmation certification voucher demonstration assent warrant passing nod sanctioning okay passage accord recognition admission proving avowal validating justification legalisation legalization accepting affirming authenticating authorising authorizing corroborating verifying visa green light stamp of approval go ahead vindication permission go-ahead thumbs up leave OK licence seal of approval blessing clearance approbation say-so authority permit imprimatur acquiescence license dispensation rubber stamp concurrence favour favor allowance mandate liberty sufferance backing granting empowerment O.K. yes carte blanche concession accreditation right freedom encouragement privilege nihil obstat compliance power acknowledgment acknowledgement signal recommendation fiat countenance command the nod all clear decree commission delegation order pass indulgence word good wishes certificate charter say so warranty all-clear signal instruction commendation directive bidding charge signature edict regard accession direction injunction credentials clear coast dictate condonance tolerance prerogative ticket condonation endorsation sanctification entitlement exemption behest imperative ukase toleration admittance blank cheque a blank cheque thumbs-up blank check A-OK grant card benediction welcome stamp affirmative advocacy satisfaction assenting acceding ratifying okaying promotion championing letting championship upholding will notarization undertaking patronage subscription OK'ing access commandment deputation superscription comment espousal countersignature qualification faculty cue prompt strength ability upvote valediction Godspeed discretion hubba-hubba commercial stroke assumption proxy brevet agency impunity latitude run seal power of attorney unconstraint self-determination independence immunity green-light free hand free rein taking on tackling high sign tip-off subscription to vote up like document pat on back passport grounds basis rationale reason defence defense assurance cause laissez-passer triptyque firman carnet applause acclaim praise empowering badge franchise patent safe-conduct laudation congratulation respect appreciation canon ordinance ruling esteem admiration acclamation veneration kudos congratulations adulation ovation precept statute pronunciamento law bells liking plaudits salutes accolades obligation high regard clean bill of health pat on the back understanding consensus harmony right on

Antonym of supporting

supporting Idiom, Proverb

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