♦ support

♦ support
♦ support /səˈpɔ:t/
n.
1 [uc] (anche fig.) appoggio; sostegno; puntello; aiuto: He is the sole support of (o for) his family, è l'unico sostegno della sua famiglia; moral support, sostegno morale; unfailing support, appoggio costante; technical support, supporto tecnico; to rally support, cercare sostegno
2 [u] sostentamento; mantenimento; nutrimento: They are without means of support, sono privi di mezzi di sostentamento
3 (mecc., med., ecc.) supporto: knee support, ginocchiera
4 (mat., comput.) supporto
5 (polit.) seguito: His support was weaker in the large cities, il suo seguito (elettorale) era minore nelle grandi città
6 [u] finanziamento; sostegno; aiuto finanziario
7 [u] (sport) (la) tifoseria
8 (mus.) sottofondo; accompagnamento
9 (cinem.) attore (o film) secondario
● (econ.) support arrangements, meccanismi d'intervento □ (ciclismo) support car, ammiraglia (auto) □ support group, gruppo di supporto □ (econ.) support measures, interventi (del governo, ecc.) □ (sport) support play, gioco in appoggio □ (agric., econ.) support price, prezzo di sostegno, prezzo sostenuto (spec. dalla UE) □ (econ.) support tariffs, tariffe di sostegno □ (mil.) support trench, seconda trincea □ (mil.) support weapon, arma d'appoggio □ (econ.) price supports, sussidi governativi (all'agricoltura, ecc.) □ to speak in support of sb., prendere le difese di q.to speak in support of a measure, caldeggiare un provvedimento □ (mil.) to be stationed in support, essere di rincalzo.
♦ (to) support /səˈpɔ:t/
v. t.
1 sostenere; appoggiare; reggere; sorreggere; difendere; patrocinare; essere favorevole a: The foundations support the house, le fondamenta sorreggono la casa; to support a cause [a candidate], appoggiare (o sostenere) una causa [un candidato]; (econ.) to support prices, sostenere i prezzi; to support a motion, appoggiare una mozione; to support birth control, essere favorevole al (o un fautore del) controllo delle nascite
2 (form.) sopportare; tollerare: I cannot support your insolence any longer, non posso più tollerare la tua insolenza
3 mantenere; sostentare; nutrire; sfamare: He has a wife and five children to support, ha moglie e cinque figli da mantenere
4 sovvenzionare; mantenere; aiutare finanziariamente: to support a hospital, sovvenzionare un ospedale
5 confermare; convalidare; corroborare; rafforzare; suffragare: (leg.) to support a charge, convalidare un'accusa; to support a theory, confermare una teoria; to support a statement with evidence, suffragare un'affermazione con prove
6 (teatr.) fare da spalla a (un attore)
7 (polit.) essere un sostenitore (o un simpatizzante) di: to support the labour party, essere un sostenitore del partito laburista
8 (sport) essere un sostenitore di; tifare, fare il tifo per (una squadra, ecc.): Which team do you support?, per quale squadra fai il tifo?
9 (comput.) supportare
to support an institution, sottoscrivere a beneficio di un'istituzione □ to support life, creare le condizioni per la vita: Can Mars support life?, potrebbe esserci vita su Marte? □ to support one's needs, soddisfare i propri bisogni □ to support oneself, sostentarsi; guadagnarsi la vita; (anche) reggersi (in piedi): She has supported herself since she was eighteen, si mantiene da sola da quando aveva diciotto anni; The elderly man supported himself with a stick, l'anziano si reggeva con un bastone □ to support a resolution, prendere la parola in favore d'una decisione.

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