1 furnishing support and encouragement; "the anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher" [syn: encouraging]
2 capable of bearing a structural load; "a supporting wall" [syn: load-bearing(a), supporting(a)] n : the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; "he leaned against the wall for support" [syn: support]
- That supports.
- present participle of support
advocating, approving, back of, backing, bearing, behind, bolstering, bracing, burdened, buttressing, carrying, confirmative, confirmatory, confirming, corroborating, corroborative, corroboratory, favorable, favoring, holding, in support of, maintaining, pro, propping, shoring, substantiating, supportive, suspensory, sustaining, sustentative, upholding, verificative, verifying, well-disposed, well-inclined