lend support to (something)

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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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Summary: 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.
ISLAMABAD -- Australia continues to encourage and lend support to Pakistan's efforts to end violence against women, the Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson said here Friday in a message on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Subsequently all political forces must lend support to the patriotic army in order to safeguard the country from Takfeerist perils," he went on.
Japan's leading wireless carrier, NTT DoCoMo, is developing a fleet of truck-based LTE base stations that are capable of being deployed during natural disasters or to lend support to large crowds.
Summary: As part of its community services, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched it 'Ramadan Ration' and 'Charity Bus' campaign to lend support to the needy families in Dubai, and aid the humanitarian cases registered with the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children.
Each month we receive numerous requests to lend support to various different good causes.
Drop me an email if you fancy attending or can lend support to the initiative - j.
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].
Members of the West Hills church immediately stepped in to try to find a donor for the boy they had watched grow up and to lend support to his family.
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.
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.