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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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109-280: statutory changes in 2006, final regulations in 2012 and 2015, and a revised Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, Schedule A, Public Charity Status and Public Support. Failure to meet the detailed requirements could jeopardize the supporting organization's status as a public charity, cause it to default to private foundation status, and subject it to possible excise taxes under Chapter 42 and other penalties.
Research to date has identified several critical issues that institutions should resolve before implementing a distance education program, including the identification of effective teaching methods and pedagogy, ensuring adequate access, communicating course and technology expectations, and providing the necessary infrastructure support to students and faculty (Buchanan, 2003; Kirby, 1999; Mauldin, 2001).
John Hickok, director of knowledge sharing at DAU, emphasizes that "the vision of the AKSS is to serve as the gateway to the DoD 'enterprise' knowledge residing in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, the Services, agencies, and industry, so that it is accessible and shared to the maximum extent possible." The AKSS includes the Acquisition Community Connection and the Mission Support Contracting Community of Practice.
SAS' full-duplex, point-to-point architecture also supports simultaneous active connections among multiple initiators and high-performance SAS targets.
While all of the deployments and redeployments were ongoing, we still had one of the largest years of motor, freight, rail and barge movement within the United States, with the movement of items from ammunition explosives to the supplies--the consumable products that support our forces deployed worldwide.
In order to fight and win wars, the Army must be organized, directed, controlled, supported, and sustained in a manner that guarantees mission accomplishment.
To this end iVia provides multiple interfaces and methods of accessing data in collections it supports. The user interfaces and desired data views of collaborator project sites are supported.
Anglican Appeal also supports mission and ministry in Canada's northern dioceses.
These military observations became concretized as the three pillars of crisis intervention: proximity (the ability to provide psychological support wherever needed in the field), immediacy (the ability to provide rapid support), and expectancy (viewing adverse reactions to critical incidents as basically normal reactions of extreme stress and not as pathological reactions).
Facilitating natural supports in the workplace: Strategies for support consultants.
PolyServe Matrix Server supports customer choice through its flexible deployment options for Oracle Database 10g.
civil marriage, I support that." A Kennedy spokesman confirms that his boss supports civil marriage for gay people as long as churches aren't forced to marry same-sex couples.
Boasting 512 megabytes of high-speed cache and a high-speed IBM RISC processor for high throughputs across up to 12 hard drive mechanisms, it supports large drives, currently up to 250GB, to provide up to 3 TeraBytes of storage, and RAID Levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 0+ 1 and 3 and 5 with hot spares.
This research finding supports Henderson's (1997) view of the importance of the resourcefulness of the school counselor.
Groupware is also part of the infrastructure, as it supports the collaboration needed for knowledge sharing as well as e-mail and other forms of interpersonal communication required for the efficient, time-and location-independent exchange of information.