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lend support to (something)

1. To embellish something; to add information or details to something, especially to make it seem more credible or probable. He splashed mud all over his car and clothes to lend support to his story about being in the mountains all weekend. We cannot do anything that will lend support to our opponents' allegations about us.
2. To give something one's support or assistance. The president is lending support to the governor's re-election campaign. Your department will have responsibility for the project, but the sales team will lend support if needed.
See also: lend, support

lend supˈport, ˈweight, ˈcredence, etc. to something

make something seem more likely to be true or genuine: This latest evidence lends support to her theory.
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New Delhi [India], Jan 24 ( ANI ): LCR Capital Partners announced the appointment of Ashish Saraff as Director, India (EB-5), who will lend support to LCR's EB-5 sales efforts in India.
He'll be quick to lend support once he sees the plan.
Margaret Adamson said, 'We continue to encourage and lend support to Pakistan's efforts to end violence against women.
The firm already operates a fleet of 50 trucks to lend support to its earlier 3G network called "FOMA.
Pump It Up rolled out a system-wide program in which its 105 franchise owners nationwide can directly lend support to families affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Results of a new German study examining developmental exposure in rats to a commonly used and environmentally abundant PBDE compound, PBDE-99, lend support to suspicions that PBDEs can have detrimental effects on sexual development in the offspring of exposed mothers [EHP 114:194-201].
Aram Barsoumian, 43, a Glendale lawyer, joined the protest to lend support.
Cushman & Wakefield is honored to be a part of this event and to lend support to such an outstanding organization," said Merin, who received the 2004 Humanitarian Award from HASC last year with his wife, Violetta.
Other features of LB Furniture Industries' seating line include easy-grip armrests and a variety of upholstered seat styles that lend support and ease of effort.
Covering a four-year period, the telecommunications and postal services reform programme enjoying a Euro 17 million subsidy is intended to lend support to the endeavours of the Ministry of Postal and Telecommunications Services to promote the information society, thereby boosting the competitiveness of the economy and of the telecommunications and postal services.
While Business @ the Speed of Thought does not provide a records management perspective, the information in this book brings insights that can lend support to the argument that technology has given records managers improved tools to do their jobs while actively changing the perception of their profession.
Big names attract attention; other people hear about the charitable cause and also decide to donate money and lend support.
But it does lend support to recommendations to minimize trans fats.
But three years later, the results of a government-funded study lend support to that conclusion.
Philip Davidson -- who were not connected to the study -- of the University of Rochester wrote in an accompanying commentary, "These results highlight the importance of including fish in the maternal diet and lend support to the popular opinion that fish is brain food.