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pillar of strength

A supportive or emotionally strong person. My aunt has been a pillar of strength for me, helping me through many difficult moments in my life.
See also: of, pillar, strength

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

moral support

Emotional or psychological support that one provides in order to give someone a feeling of confidence, encouragement, approval, or security. My dad's coming with me for moral support while I go make my complaint to the commissioner. After a breakup, it's important to surround yourself with friends and family who can give you moral support while you're feeling down.
See also: moral, support

emotional support animal

A pet officially certified by a doctor or mental health professional to travel with one in order to provide some manner of comfort or emotional support (typically relating to a mental health condition). Can I bring my emotional support animal with me on the plane?

emotional support dog/cat/etc.

A pet officially certified by a doctor or mental health professional to travel with one in order to provide some manner of comfort or emotional support (typically relating to a mental health condition). The specific type of animal is named after "support" Can I bring my emotional support cat with me on the plane?
See also: cat, dog, emotional, support

be for someone or something

 and be for doing something
supporting or in favor of someone or something. I'm for abandoning the scheme. Mary is running for office, and the whole family is for her.

pillar of strength

 and pillar of support
someone or something that consistently provides moral, emotional, or financial support as does a pillar. My parents are my pillars of support. John looked to God as his pillar of strength.
See also: of, pillar, strength

moral support

Emotional or psychological backing, as opposed to material help. For example, There's not much I can do at the doctor's office, but I'll come with you to give you moral support . [Late 1800s]
See also: moral, 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

(give somebody) ˌmoral supˈport

(give somebody) your friendship, encouragement, approval, etc. rather than financial or practical help: Will you stay and give me some moral support while I explain to him why I’m late?Your moral support alone isn’t enough. We need money to fund this cause.
See also: moral, support

be for

To be in favor of something or someone: I'm definitely not for cutting down the trees; we need the shade. Are you for these candidates, or against them?
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We are committed to providing family centered services and appreciate our partners across the state as we work together to positively impact the lives of families and children, said Charles Bryson, Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Family Assistance and Child Support Services.
The notification requirement necessitates that the Type III supporting organization provide a written notice to each supported organization describing the type and amount of support provided during the previous tax year, a copy of its most recently filed Form 990, and a copy of its organizing documents, as most recently amended, to the extent not previously provided.
Additionally, REBNY has continued to support the work of the Rand Center for Counter Terrorism Risk, which has issued several studies and advises Congress on the issue and potential solutions.
* Support compensation of Persian Gulf War veterans for illnesses circumstantially linked to their service in the Persian Gulf War.
To summarize, characteristics identified by students and faculty as having the greatest impact on the perceived effectiveness of the program included: student motivation, faculty dedication to courses/teaching/students, relevance of content to career, ease of access to technical support, and ongoing evaluations of the program and student academic progress.
Earlier I mentioned the statistical correlation between back injuries and instrumentalists who must play with no back support. I find that the tube, when placed upright and held firmly against the player's spine, is just wide and solid enough to provide a temporary safe support--almost like a skinny chair back to release against.
As well as having seven lighter EMEDS strategically placed throughout Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the troops there.
The requirement to deploy to support humanitarian missions quickly has never been more prevalent, but we must still be able to effectively support contingency operations.
Through the support of HMM-266 and the efforts of Iraqis and Marines on the ground, cities in western Al Anbar province were cleared of insurgents, enabling residents to vote in the 15 December Iraqi national elections.
To support the effort after the road shows and to provide a resource vault, the CoP <> has proved to be an effective resource tool.
In addition to direct research support services, the center should provide career development for future research leaders.
Under a divorce or separation agreement, payments are considered alimony if they are made in cash to an ex-spouse not living in the same household as the payor and not designated as either child support or a property settlement.
Regina Community Clinic, FASO Employment Support Coordinator: To identify eight persons with disabilities in Regina who show reasonable cause for referral for professional Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.
Serial bus architectures also support a network of dedicated point-to-point device connections--versus the multi-drop architectures of parallel buses--to deliver full bandwidth to each device, eliminate the need for bus arbitration, reduce latency and greatly simplify hot-plug and hot-swap system implementations.
and its coalition partners had provided airlift support to the IIG head-of-state in the prior months, but the real desire was for an Iraqi-owned aircraft marked with Iraqi colors.