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English noun: supporter

1. supporter (person) a person who backs a politician or a team etc.


SamplesAll their supporters came out for the game.
They are friends of the library.


Synonymsadmirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist


Broader (hypernym)advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent


Narrower (hyponym)anglophil, anglophile, believer, Boswell, cheerleader, Confederate, corporatist, endorser, enthusiast, Francophil, Francophile, free trader, functionalist, Graecophile, indorser, Jacobite, loyalist, mainstay, maintainer, New Dealer, partisan, partizan, philhellene, philhellenist, pillar, ratifier, Roundhead, seconder, Shavian, stalwart, subscriber, sustainer, sympathiser, sympathizer, toaster, truster, upholder, verifier, voucher, wassailer, well-wisher, Whig

2. supporter (person) someone who supports or champions something


Synonymspatron, sponsor


Broader (hypernym)benefactor, helper


Narrower (hyponym)angel, backer, godfather, godparent, guarantor, patroness, patronne, pillar of strength, surety, tower of strength, warranter, warrantor

3. supporter (person) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose


SamplesMy invaluable assistant.
They hired additional help to finish the work.


Synonymsassistant, help, helper


Broader (hypernym)worker


Narrower (hyponym)accomplice, actor's assistant, aide, attendant, attender, auxiliary, bat boy, birthing coach, cat's-paw, chief assistant, coadjutor, confederate, dental assistant, deputy, doula, dresser, enforcer, event planner, facilitator, fashion model, flower girl, foot soldier, girl Friday, hatchet man, instrument, labor coach, lieutenant, man Friday, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, model, model, monitrice, paraprofessional, pawn, poser, powder monkey, prompter, right-hand man, secretarial assistant, secretary, sidesman, subordinate, subsidiary, tender, theater prompter, underboss, underling, water boy, waterer, whipper-in

4. supporter (artifact) a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)


Synonymsgarter


Broader (hypernym)band

5. supporter (artifact) a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise


Synonymsathletic supporter, jock, jockstrap, suspensor


Broader (hypernym)man's clothing, protective garment









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