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Definition of "supporting" []

  • (of a role) being a fairly important but not leading part, esp in a play or film (adjective)
  • (of an actor or actress) playing a supporting role (adjective)
  • That supports. (adjective)

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  • Present participle of support. (verb)

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Use "supporting" in a sentence
  • "Repubs have perverted the honest, laudable notion of ’supporting our troops’ to mean supporting the criminal acts of our administration that have put those young men and women in harm’s way in in the first place."
  • "His ascension to MSNBC's 6 p.m. anchor slot signifies yet another episode in the long-running, much-debated drama called "The Transformation of Al Sharpton": from the street-level firebrand who made his name supporting Tawana Brawley in 1988 to a political candidate twice for Senate, once each for president and mayor of New York to the Twitter posting, Facebooking, radio-show-hosting modern media figure."
  • "The alliance is struggling to overcome differences, with Britain and France seeking more strikes by other NATO nations, particularly the U.S. Washington says it sees no need to change what it calls a supporting role in the campaign and many other NATO nations have rules preventing them from striking Gadhafi's forces except in self-defense."