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.
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The latest US custom data shows increased crude oil exports to Asia, which lends support to the view of an easing global supply glut on the back of the Middle East's output restrictions - although there is little indication yet of an emerging undersupply in Asia.
A weaker ringgit usually lends support to palm by making it cheaper for foreign currency holders.
The grant approval lends support to the Burundi government's Seventh Economic Reform Support Grant (ERSG VII), the second in a line of three grants that support the execution of the country's Second Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Scientists say the discovery on Themis lends support to the theory that meteorites falling on Earth may have given a kickstart to life and water is more plentiful in the universe than previously thought.
Northern Rock is one of the banks in the firing lane of the MP as he lends support to calls for tougher regulation of the banking sector.
The study, for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, said: "This finding lends support to the promotion policy favouring the development of more mixed housing.
Summary: A hundred and twenty-one members of the British House of Commons have signed a motion that lends support to the Moroccan initiative to negotiate an autonomy statute in the Sahara region in a bid to solve the 32-year-old dispute over this former Spanish colony.
* Institut' Dermed lends support to the Captain Planet Foundation, which supports Atlanta youth environmental programs and was founded by philanthropist and media mogul, Ted Turner.
While I agree in theory with the concept of a native bishop (Meeting lends support to idea of indigenous bishop, January), the logistics of implementing this, in a country as vast as ours, with such a disparate group of indigenous peoples, is mind-boggling.
Founded in 1919 after the end of World War I, the foundation conducts the "Amp-to-Amp" program which lends support to amputees and their rehabilitation.
The quasar study also lends support to the idea that the density of dark energy, the mysterious force that is causing the universe to expand at an ever-faster rate, is constant over time (SN: 5/22/04, p.
They say this lends support to the idea that these represent biologically relevant responses to these treatments.
This lends support to rumors we've heard that DoCoMo is having a tough time engineering a dualmode PDC/W-CDMA terminal due to power and other tech requirements.
However, the benefit actually being conferred by residency statutes is the right to be considered for in-state resident status This is a non-monetary benefit, and this definition lends support to my reading of the statute.
This vote lends support to the Council's common position.(AME)