support

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

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

Audio Pronunciation: (su·pport)

Download Audio Pronunciation: support.mp3

Usage Notes:

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

Additional Information:

Related Terms: 

 


How to Cite the Definition of Support

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “support.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (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 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/support/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“support.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/support/>.