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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)


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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