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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

v.
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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Following the launching of the armed struggle in Algeria gave some limited support to the Polisario,(12) not throwing their full support to the movement until 1975 and then, only reluctantly.(13) In addition, there is some evidence suggesting initial Algerian acquiescence to the Moroccan takeover.(14) The Moroccans claim that Algeria, despite public pronouncements to the contrary supporting independence, endorsed the partition plan of Morocco and Mauritania at a closed session of the 1974 Arab Summit meeting.(15) Some European diplomats have charged that Algerian ambivalence in 1975 may have made things worse, or that Algeria may have taken a Machiavellian approach by hoping for a war between Spain and Morocco.
The original LSA marked the first time that the federal government identified any responsibility for supporting library programs throughout the United States.
Additionally, we assist VR and local employment agencies in developing and supporting individuals to obtain meaningful work activity in their home communities.
* Electronic filing, supporting both direct and third-party transmission.
The NAVSUP enterprise and the Navy's supply community have a history of success in meeting the mission of supporting the warfighter.
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