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support
[səˈpɔːt]
noun
1. apoyo (m) (backing)
  • to give support to something/somebody apoyar algo/a alguien
  • in support of… en apoyo de…
  • my son is my only means of support mi hijo es mi único sostén económico
  • support band (Mus) (grupo (m) ) telonero (m)
2. soporte (m) (person, thing supporting)
transitive verb
3. sostener, soportar (hold up)
  • I supported him with my arm lo sujeté con mi brazo
4. apoyar (encourage, aid)
  • to support a team ser seguidor(ora) de un equipo
  • which team do you support? ¿de qué equipo eres?
5. mantener (sustain)
  • to support oneself ganarse la vida, mantenerse
  • supported accommodation pisos tutelados
support [səˈpɔːt]
noun
1 (for weight) (object) soporte (m)
fast-flowing rivers swirling around rocks and the supports for bridges Erect the supports before planting and then plant the seedlings in rows about six inches apart
use the stool as a support for your feet usa el taburete como soporte para los pies; steel supports soportes (m) de acero
Most large scale buildings now have steel supports
(capacity to support) soporte (m)
a good bed should provide adequate support for your back una buena cama debe ofrecerle un soporte adecuado para su espalda
this bra gives good support
to lean on sb for support apoyarse en algn
(Med) soporte (m)
back support espaldera (f)
take the aches and pains out of office life with a new back support, designed to help the deskbound beat the pain caused by incorrect posture Support Plus also sells posture pads for chairs and beds, abdominal and lumbrosacral supports, joint supports ...
2 (help) apoyo (m)
I've had a lot of support from my family mi familia me ha apoyado mucho or me ha dado mucho apoyo
he needs all the support he can get we hope to continue to have her close support and friendship
she was a real support to her mother fue un verdadero apoyo para su madre
to give sb support dar apoyo a algn; apoyar a algn
it was hard to come to terms with her death after all the support she gave to me and the family
moral support apoyo moral
they set up a mutual support scheme
(backing) apoyo (m)
for aim, demand, proposal, controversial figure
he has given his support to the reform programme ha apoyado or respaldado el programa de reforma; ha dado su apoyo or respaldo al programa de reforma
there has not been much support for military action
do I have I your support in this? ¿puedo contar con tu apoyo para esto?
If the president takes decisive action, it will be with the overwhelming support of the American people
our support comes from the workers los que nos apoyan son los obreros
the organization also [enjoys] the support of the church [in] support of
their capacity to act in support of their political objectives su capacidad de actuar en pos de sus objetivos políticos
a campaign in support of these aims una campaña en apoyo de estos objetivos
a vote by theatre staff to take industrial action in support of their demands for better pay they are prepared to resort to violence in support of their beliefs
he spoke in support of the motion habló en apoyo de la moción
he sent a [message] of support to the president a dramatic demonstration of support for the Russian president
popular support apoyo (m) popular
you need popular support in a war the party appears to have attracted considerable popular support
(financial) ayuda (f); respaldo (m)
the EC proposal to cut agricultural support by 15%
financial support ayuda (f) económica; respaldo (m) económico; they depend on him for financial support económicamente dependen de él; with Government support con la ayuda del Gobierno; respaldado por el Gobierno
it is voluntarily run, with local authority support
a man with no visible means of support un hombre sin una fuente de ingresos aparente
he has no visible means of support women wanted support in setting up a creche the company gives substantial financial support to the Conservative Party
especially (Comm) (backup) servicio (m) de asistencia (al cliente)
the company provides warranty backup and support for all the products it sells teacher support services the company also offers a customer support service
after-sales support servicio (m) posventa; asistencia (f) posventa
the traditional services customers expect, like convenient delivery, attractive terms, and adequate after-sale support the company's customer-support lines usually get more than 13,000 calls a day
technical support servicio (m) de asistencia técnica
we provide technical support to the banking and securities industries
(Mil) apoyo (m)
troops are to be sent abroad to provide non-combat support for the UN force
military support apoyo militar
the military support that Sudan is receiving from Iran, China and Libya
(evidence)
history offers some support for this view la historia respalda en cierta medida esta opinión; scholars have found little support for this interpretation los académicos han encontrado pocas pruebas que apoyen or respalden esta interpretación; in support of this argument he states that ... para apoyar or respaldar este argumento aduce que ...
in support of this view, Rose cites Pollock's own evidence
evidence in support of a particular theory pruebas que confirman una determinada teoría
transitive verb
1 (hold up) sostener
the thick wooden posts that supported the ceiling let your baby sit on the floor surrounded with cushions to support him
his knees wouldn't support him any more sus rodillas ya no lo sostenían; that chair won't support your weight esa silla no resistirá or aguantará tu peso
you couldn't expect an occasional table to support your weight if you were to stand on it the neck is not designed to support the weight of the body she was so weak, she could hardly support the weight of the cup in her hand
raise your upper body off the ground, supporting your weight on your arms apoyándose en los brazos levante el tronco del suelo
position yourself so that you are supporting your weight on outstretched arms
to support o.s. (physically) apoyarse;on en;
she stood up unsteadily, supporting herself on the wall Supporting himself on a crutch because of an injured knee, he ...
2 (help) (emotionally) apoyar
after his girlfriend left, his friends rallied round and supported him
(financially) [+person] mantener; [+organization, project] financiar
she supports a family of three Joanne financially supported her boyfriend for three years
he has a wife and three children to support tiene una mujer y tres hijos que mantener
it's unlikely that grants will increase in the future, so chances are you'll be supporting your child through several years of college the project is supported by Luton Borough Council he also visited projects supported by British aid Iraq denied charges that terrorists groups supported by Saddam Hussein are preparing attacks on US targets
to support o.s. (financially) ganarse la vida
3 (back) [+proposal, project, person] apoyar
he favoured the death penalty and supported the idea of public flogging for theft all the major parties now support a proposal for stricter rules on the financing of political parties the suggestion provoked criticism from some parliament members, but most of the public seems to support the idea
his colleagues refused to support him sus colegas se negaron a apoyarlo
to support a political candidature the vice president insisted that he supported the hard-working people of New York I've always supported her and I still do he was certain that most Argentines supported him
4 (Dep) [+team]
who do you support? ¿de qué equipo eres (hincha)?; Tim supports Manchester United Tim es hincha de Manchester United; come and support your team! ¡ven a animar a tu equipo!
5 (corroborate) [+theory, view] respaldar; confirmar
there was simply no visible evidence to support such a theory I'm hoping to learn something more to support my hypothesis Government documents from the time support that view
6 (sustain)
an environment capable of supporting human life un medio en que existen las condiciones necesarias para que se desarrolle la vida humana; land so poor that it cannot support a small family un terreno tan poco fértil que no puede sustentar a una familia pequeña
experts disagree as to whether Mars is capable of supporting life
7 (tolerate) tolerar
I will no longer support bad behaviour
8 (Mús) [+band] actuar de telonero/teloneros de
a good band supported by an exciting new group un buen grupo con unos teloneros nuevos muy interesantes
I saw the band live in 1981 supported by a strange new group they supported Thin Lizzy throughout their British tour
9 (Cine) (Teat) [+principal actor] secundar
he is supported by a wonderful cast está secundado por un estupendo reparto
Branagh is supported by a talented cast in thic comical drama Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in the comical and colourful drama Peter's Friends, supported by a talented cast including Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry she supported the star in an Oscar-winning performance
modifier
y had two young singers as the support act
support band (n) (Mús) teloneros (m)
support group (n) grupo (m) de apoyo
She joined a support group for women whose husbands had left them
a support group for victims of crime un grupo de apoyo or una asociación de ayuda a las víctimas de la delincuencia
support hose (n) medias (f) de compresión graduada
support network (n) red (f) de apoyo
contact the Citizens Advice Bureau for leaflets on support networks and self-help groups it's important to talk about your feelings with your GP, health visitor or someone from the Caesarean Support Network
support ship (n) barco (m) de apoyo
support stocking (n) media (f) de compresión graduada
support tights (n) medias (f) de compresión (graduada)
support troops (n) tropas (f) de apoyo
Verb Conjugations for apoyar
Gerund: apoyando
Participle: apoyado
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yoapoyoapoyéapoyabaapoyaríaapoyaré
apoyasapoyasteapoyabasapoyaríasapoyarás
él/ella/Ud.apoyaapoyóapoyabaapoyaríaapoyará
nosotrosapoyamosapoyamosapoyábamosapoyaríamosapoyaremos
vosotrosapoyáisapoyasteisapoyabaisapoyaríaisapoyaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.apoyanapoyaronapoyabanapoyaríanapoyarán
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