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side with (someone or something)

To join or align with someone or something; to support, favor, or share the opinion of someone or something. The judge sided with the tech company, stating that the plaintiff didn't have enough credible evidence. Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I have to side with Bill on this issue. It was the only first-world country to side with the rebel group, offering them military and financial aid.
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side with someone

to join with someone; to take someone else's part; to be on someone's side. Why is it that you always side with him when he and I argue? I never side with anybody. I form my own opinions.
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side with

Support or favor, as in The Armenians traditionally side with the Greeks against the Turks. This idiom was first recorded in 1600. For the antonym, see side against.
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side with

v.
To align oneself with someone or something in a disagreement: The stalemate ended when a small group of senators sided with the opposing party.
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