supporting

Definitions of supporting
1

n the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

Synonyms:
support
Types:
propping up, shoring, shoring up
the act of propping up with shores
dangling, hanging, suspension
the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior

adj capable of bearing a structural load

“a supporting wall”
Synonyms:
load-bearing
bearing
(of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain

adj furnishing support and encouragement

“the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher”
Synonyms:
encouraging
supportive
furnishing support or assistance

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