lend support to (something)

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lend support to (something)

1. To add information or details to something, especially to make it seem more credible or probable. Do you have any evidence that lends support to your assertion? We cannot do anything that will lend support to our opponents' allegations about us.
2. To provide assistance or approval to something. The president is lending support to the governor's re-election campaign. Your department will have responsibility, but the sales team will lend support to the project 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.
See also: lend, something
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We estimate 1H 2009 financials from Cherkizovo Group as positive and believe they could lend support to its stock valuations.
Newcastle University Business School has announced the appointment of a new Visiting Professor to lend support, expertise and guidance to academic staff and students.
Study results lend support for the power of assessment in improving student learning and also suggest some potential challenges in assuring quality formative assessment practice.
And the Rev Peter Noble, Welsh leader of the United Reformed Church, flew home from a trip to lend support. He said: "He's a valued colleague."
"Each month we receive numerous requests to lend support to various different good causes.
Government officials are beginning to come under fire for ducking the issue and recent polls are likely to lend support for increased efforts to effect change.
F-Word TV star Ramsay and his wife Tana were there with Beckham's wife Victoria to lend support to the England ace's LA Galaxy side against Chivas USA.
Drop me an email if you fancy attending or can lend support to the initiative - j.hillcoat@sundaymail.co.uk
In October, LWVUS President Mary Wilson was in Los Angeles to lend support to California's public financing and campaign finance reform initiative, Proposition 89.
"The shrinking of total rubber area in the world, high oil prices, expansion of the world's car industry and growth in the medical areas also lend support to the strong price," the Malaysian Rubber Board's deputy director general Mohamed Akbar Mohamed Said told The New Straits" Times newspaper.
The findings lend support to the vascular-depression hypothesis, says psychiatrist David C.
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].
"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.
Performances by Willie Colon, the Lebron Brothers, India, Conjunto Clasico and Jimmy Bosch set the musical tone for the proceedings and Salsa Congress luminaries Albert Torres and David Melendez were on hand to lend support. In addition to celebrating Mambo King, Eddie Torres' birthday, the City of Brotherly Love also set a Guinness Book of World Records mark by having 4,250 individuals perform a choreographed salsa dance routine under the direction of dance instructors Evelyn Figueroa, Sonya Saamova and Barbara Capaldi.