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.
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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 8 (ANI): Global star Priyanka Chopra is lending support to the Time's Up initiative that was launched on New Year's Day to battle sexual harassment in workplaces and to fight for gender equality.
NNA - "Days ahead will never forgive those who weakened army resolve in facing terroristic bands," minister of State for parliamentary Affairs Muhammad Fneish, told a meeting of Hezbollah's Educational Mobilization in the Southern Lebanese village of 'Amriyyeh today "Forces lending support to the army need to stick to this position after covering Takfeerist moves for some time," he charged.
He was there lending support to the recent Big Tom and Phil Begley's shows and was delighted to meet up with some of the well known singers and musicians after the gigs.
Joe Mantegna and ``Crossing Jordan'' science geek Steve Valentine came sans pets, lending support to their buddy Christopher Ameruso, whose book of photos, ``Pets and Their Stars Unleashed,'' was a linchpin of the fundraiser.
Does Archbishop Meagher not realize that he is in reality lending support to the Government's acknowledgement ("if .
The archbishop will serve the cause of peace between Israelis and Palestinians by lending support to what is just and true.
Lending support to a controversial theory of how the immune system works, researchers have found that injured or dying cells release uric acid, which then stimulates the activity of key immune cells.
Chapter president Michael Ascher, president of MTA Bridges and Tunnels, acknowledged engineering and construction industry groups lending support to the American ORT "Twin Towers Scholarship Fund," which has been established to aid those affected by the tragedy and their families.
LENDING support to your nation took on new meaning yesterday.
The purpose of the Joint Action is twofold: first of all, to improve reception facilities for the refugees, primarily by means of lending support to measures for ensuring efficiency, fairness and accessibility to asylum procedures, such as legal assistance advisory services, interpreting services and information on mutual rights and obligations.
The Board will serve as celebrity spokespersons for the Company, who will be included in future advertising, charitable sponsorships, and other venues lending support to Nutralogix and its product line.
The EU has decided to allocate ECU 17 million in order to continue lending support to the process.
A third new study further complicates such analysis by lending support to estrogen's apparent role in the brain (SN: 9/7/96, p, 154).
Both properties have attracted significant interest from investment groups and are in contract, lending support to the prediction that such ownership will continue to increase.