supporter

DEFINITIONS OF: supporter

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n a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

“all their supporters came out for the game”
Synonyms:
admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist
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anglophil, anglophile
an admirer of England and things English
believer, truster
a supporter who accepts something as true
Boswell
a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds
cheerleader
an enthusiastic and vocal supporter
Confederate
a supporter of the Confederate States of America
corporatist
a supporter of corporatism
enthusiast, partisan, partizan
an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
Francophil, Francophile
an admirer of France and everything French
free trader
an advocate of unrestricted international trade
functionalist
an adherent of functionalism
Jacobite
a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts
loyalist, stalwart
a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
New Dealer
a supporter of the economic policies in the United States known as the New Deal
Graecophile, philhellene, philhellenist
an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
mainstay, pillar
a prominent supporter
Roundhead
a supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War
seconder
someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote
Shavian
an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
endorser, indorser, ratifier, subscriber
someone who expresses strong approval
sympathiser, sympathizer, well-wisher
someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
toaster, wassailer
someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
maintainer, sustainer, upholder
someone who upholds or maintains
verifier, voucher
someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
Whig
a supporter of the American Revolution
abiogenist
a believer in abiogenesis
addict, freak, junkie, junky, nut
someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
apostle
an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform
backslapper
someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality
balletomane
a ballet enthusiast
bleeding heart
someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged
colonialist
a believer in colonialism
Confederate soldier
a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
Confucian, Confucianist
a believer in the teachings of Confucius
evolutionist
a person who believes in organic evolution
fanatic, fiend
a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)
fellow traveler, fellow traveller
a communist sympathizer (but not a member of the Communist Party)
gadgeteer
a person who delights in designing or building or using gadgets
imperialist
a believer in imperialism
Malthusian
a believer in Malthusian theory
shutterbug
a photography enthusiast
fan, rooter, sports fan
an enthusiastic devotee of sports
vitalist
one who believes in vitalism
Type of:
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent
a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

n someone who supports or champions something

Synonyms:
patron, sponsor
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angel, backer
invests in a theatrical production
godfather
someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild
godparent
a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism
guarantor, surety, warranter, warrantor
one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
patroness, patronne
a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron
pillar of strength, tower of strength
a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort
godfather
any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
godmother
any woman who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
Type of:
benefactor, helper
a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

n a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Synonyms:
assistant, help, helper
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Damocles
the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)
Comtesse Du Barry
courtier and influential mistress of Louis XV who was guillotined during the French Revolution (1743-1793)
Sir Walter Raleigh
English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)
Sir John Suckling
English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
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coadjutor
an assistant to a bishop
accomplice, confederate
a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
aide, auxiliary
someone who acts as assistant
attendant, attender, tender
someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
bat boy
(baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
dental assistant
an assistant to a dentist
deputy, lieutenant
an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
actor's assistant, dresser
a wardrobe assistant for an actor
event planner
someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
facilitator
someone who makes progress easier
flower girl
a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
girl Friday
a female assistant who has a range of duties
enforcer, hatchet man
one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
cat's-paw, instrument, pawn
a person used by another to gain an end
birthing coach, doula, labor coach, monitrice
an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
underboss
an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)
fashion model, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, model
a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
model, poser
a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
paraprofessional
a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
powder monkey
someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)
prompter, theater prompter
someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
chief assistant, man Friday, right-hand man
the most helpful assistant
secretarial assistant, secretary
an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
sidesman
(Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church
foot soldier, subordinate, subsidiary, underling
an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
water boy, waterer
an assistant who supplies drinking water
whipper-in
huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds
companion
one paid to accompany or assist or live with another
artist's model, sitter
a person who poses for a painter or sculptor
associate
a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise
baggageman
an attendant who takes care of baggage
batman
an orderly assigned to serve a British military officer
bellboy, bellhop, bellman
someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels
bottom dog
a person of low status
bridesmaid, maid of honor
an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
caddie, golf caddie
an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
checker
an attendant who checks coats or baggage
cog
a subordinate who performs an important but routine function
courtier
an attendant at the court of a sovereign
cupbearer
the attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine
decoy, steerer
a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
dressmaker's model
someone who models dresses
equerry
a personal attendant of the British royal family
escort
an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
esquire
(Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood
executive secretary
a secretary having administrative duties and responsibilities
famulus
a close attendant (as to a scholar)
gillie
a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief
groomsman
a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding
lifeguard, lifesaver
an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents
linkboy, linkman
(formerly) an attendant hired to carry a torch for pedestrians in dark streets
loader
an attendant who loads guns for someone shooting game
man
a male subordinate
matron of honor
a married woman serving as the attendant to the bride at a wedding
nurse's aide, nursing aide
someone who assists a nurse in tasks that require little formal training
hospital attendant, orderly
a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
orderly
a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
page, varlet
in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood
page
a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings
legal assistant, paralegal
a person with specialized training who assists lawyers
paramedic, paramedical
a person trained to assist medical professionals and to give emergency medical treatment
photographer's model
a model who poses for photographers
racker
an attendant who puts pool or billiard balls into a rack
receptionist
a secretary whose main duty is to answer the telephone and receive visitors
rocker
an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle
second
the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
second banana, second fiddle
someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
second-in-command
someone who relieves a commander
servitor
someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else
social secretary
a personal secretary who handles your social correspondence and appointments
squire
young nobleman attendant on a knight
gallant, squire
a man who attends or escorts a woman
amanuensis, shorthand typist, stenographer
someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)
flight attendant, steward
an attendant on an airplane
litter-bearer, stretcher-bearer
one who helps carry a stretcher
supermodel
a fashion model who has attained the status of a celebrity
trainbearer
one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion
vicar-general
(Roman Catholic Church) an administrative deputy who assists a bishop
vice-regent
a regent's deputy
arouser, rouser, waker
someone who rouses others from sleep
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worker
a person who works at a specific occupation

n a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)

Synonyms:
garter
Type of:
band
a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)

n a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise

Synonyms:
athletic supporter, jock, jockstrap, suspensor
Type of:
man's clothing
clothing that is designed for men to wear
protective garment
clothing that is intended to protect the wearer from injury
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