- vt. 支持，支撑，支援；扶持，帮助；赡养，供养
- n. 支持，维持；支援，供养；支持者，支撑物
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
- support:  Latin supportāre meant ‘carry, convey, bring’ (it was a compound verb formed from the prefix sub- ‘up, towards’ and portāre ‘carry’, source of English portable, porter, etc). The sense ‘endure’ (represented in English mainly by the derivative insupportable ) evolved in post-classical Latin. ‘Bear the weight of’ is not recorded in English until the 16th century.
=> port, portable, porter
- support (v.)
- late 14c., "to aid," also "to hold up, prop up, put up with, tolerate," from Old French suporter "to bear, endure, sustain, support" (14c.), from Latin supportare "convey, carry, bring up, bring forward," from sub "up from under" (see sub-) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Related: Supported; supporting.
- support (n.)
- late 14c., "act of assistance, backing, help, aid," from support (v.). Meaning "that which supports, one who provides assistance, protection, backing, etc." is early 15c. Sense of "bearing of expense" is mid-15c. Physical sense of "that which supports" is from 1560s. Meaning "services which enable something to fulfil its function and remain in operation" (as in tech support) is from 1953.
- 1. Try to support each other when one of you is feeling down.
- 2. Loyalty and support became the bywords of the day.
- 3. As pope he won wide support for his strict orthodoxy.
- 4. The military government has been unable to win popular support.
- 5. The prime minister gave his full support to the government's reforms.
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