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automated decision support
Software that aids decision-making, as via algorithms. Management thinks this new automated decision support will save us a lot of time, but I'm skeptical.
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?
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.
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.
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.
pillar of support
A supportive or emotionally strong person. My aunt has been a pillar of support for me, helping me through many difficult moments in my life.
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be for someone or somethingand 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 strengthand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
lend supˈport, ˈweight, ˈcredence, etc. to somethingmake something seem more likely to be true or genuine: This latest evidence lends support to her theory.
(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.
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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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