supporter Definition

  • 1a person who approves of and encourages someone or something (typically a public figure, a movement, or a policy)
  • 2a person who is actively interested in and wishes success for a particular sports team
  • 3a structure that holds something firmly in place

Using supporter: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "supporter" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The politician's supporters gathered to hear her speak.

  • Example

    I'm a big supporter of environmental causes.

  • Example

    He's been a lifelong supporter of the local football team.

  • Example

    The bridge's supporters were reinforced with steel beams.

supporter Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for supporter

Idioms Using supporter

  • fair-weather supporter

    a person who supports a team only when they are winning


    He's not a true fan, just a fair-weather supporter who jumps on the bandwagon when the team is doing well.

  • a person who provides strong and reliable support in difficult times


    My best friend has been a pillar of support for me throughout my divorce.

  • a person who helps or encourages someone to do something wrong or illegal


    He was caught stealing, along with his supporter in crime.

Phrases with supporter

  • a group of fans who actively support a sports team, often organizing events and chants during games


    The supporter group for the local soccer team is known for their loud and enthusiastic cheers.

  • a device worn by women to support their breasts


    She couldn't wait to take off her bra supporter after a long day at work.

  • a horizontal beam used to support a structure or weight


    The supporter beams in the attic were starting to show signs of wear and tear.

Origins of supporter

from Old French 'supporter', from Latin 'supportare', from 'sub-' (from below) + 'portare' (to carry)


Summary: supporter in Brief

A 'supporter' [səˈpɔːtə(r)] is someone who approves of and encourages someone or something, such as a public figure, movement, or policy. It can also refer to someone who actively wishes success for a particular sports team. Additionally, it can refer to a structure that holds something firmly in place, like a supporter beam. Idioms include 'fair-weather supporter,' 'pillar of support,' and 'supporter in crime.'