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Definition of Support

(noun) Anything that aids in the adoption and enforcement of a policy.

Example of Support

  • An ad campaign that that advocates against drunk driving or a public that endorses strong drunk driving laws.

Support Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: sup·port

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /səˈpɔ(ə)rt/
  • British English – /səˈpɔːt/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: supports
  • A (noun) supporter (verb) supports a policy and is (adjective) supportive.

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Cite the Definition of Support

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “support.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 10, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/support/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

support. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/support/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “support.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 10, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/support/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“support.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/support/>.