Translation of support in Spanish:


sostener, v.

Pronunciation: /səˈpɔrt//səˈpɔːt/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(hold up)

      (structure/bridge) sostener
      the roof is supported by six columns el tejado descansa sobre / se apoya en seis columnas
      • the chair couldn't support his weight la silla no pudo aguantar / resistir su peso
      • she had to support herself on a chair tuvo que apoyarse en una silla
      • Shrubs and the grape arbor, supported on stone columns, give the outdoor room further definition.
      • Slowly raise your body and legs off the ground by a few inches, so that your weight is supported on your elbows, and then lower back to the ground.
      • Any exercise which involves you supporting the weight of your own body is recommended to build bone mass.
      • Whenever I am in an elevator, and I am alone, then as soon as the doors close I act as if I am supporting the weight of the thing.
      • It is the frame that supports the weight of the prop and the child actor, distributing it across the body of the bearer.
      • They used a steel beam to support the weight of the upstairs ones in an attempt to preserve as many of them as possible.
      • This brings the centre of gravity directly over the right foot, which supports her weight.
      • As I took in the movie my index fingers dug hard into my cheekbones, supporting the full weight of my head.
      • The main idea is a big roof supported on only four columns.
      • The sixty-three-ton dome was also supported by reinforced braces.
      • A corrugated steel roof supported on circular timber columns provides shade.
      • A structure this heavy would require an extremely strong foundation to support its weight.
      • Keeping your legs straight, raise your body and bottom off the ground until your body is straight and your shoulders and heels are supporting your body weight.
      • A structural, or load bearing, brick wall is a wall in which brick supports the weight of the structure.
      • I do not look like a fat man simply because I am tall and can support a lot of weight.
      • James practically carried me out the elevator, since he was supporting my entire weight.
      • Everything one does during the day tests the spine's ability to support body weight.
      • Tractor frames are designed to support the weight and stress of a loader.
      • The inspector ran to her, supporting her weight and staring into her eyes.
      • Carry heavy objects close to your chest, supporting the weight on your forearms.

    • 1.2Finance Economics

      (price/growth) mantener
      (growth/price) sostener
      a move to support the dollar una medida para mantener la cotización del dólar / para proteger el dólar
      • Embrace your universities and help make them better by supporting them financially.
      • One of the ways liberals hope to regain that ground is by following the conservative model of running and financially supporting candidates in local races.
      • Bravo to the organising committee and all those who assisted with and supported this wonderful venture.
      • He is hoping the public will support him financially in order to meet the living expenses which he will incur.
      • We're supporting the club financially to do that.
      • The art centre is important as it supports my artists by providing a place to work and a vehicle to collect logs, ochres and barks.
      • He's in love with her but is too much of a coward to leave Vanessa, who supports him financially.
      • These people are supported financially and given all assistance to be self-sufficient in our community and this cost a lot of money.
      • Do you support any organizations that provide for the less fortunate during the holidays?
      • The research was also supported by grants from the McKnight Foundation and the John Merck Fund.
      • The work was supported in part by a grant from National Institutes of Health.
      • He thanked all those who had financially supported them throughout the year.
      • How beholden are civic politicians to those who supported them financially?
      • He added that the Government had financially and politically supported the schemes, the first phase of which would be introduced over the next three years.
      • Both donors have established charitable foundations in their own names, and each has a long history of assisting the needy and supporting the arts.
      • We can't do what we do without our listeners getting behind us and supporting us financially.
      • We are supporting it financially in large measure.
      • The fourth author was supported by a doctoral fellowship from the University of British Columbia.
      • Importantly, the bank is financially supported by the European Union.
      • Thanks to all who took part in the sponsored walk last Friday evening and to everyone who supported the event financially.

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    • 2.1(maintain, sustain)

      (family/children) mantener
      (family/children) sostener
      (family/children) sustentar
      to support oneself ganarse el sustento literary
      • the hospital is supported entirely by private donations el hospital está enteramente financiado por donaciones de particulares
      • All my life they have supported me and provided all the necessary things.
      • We need to diversify the economy so that a single mother with a job can comfortably support a child.
      • Any planet with a stable orbit in that zone might be able to support life long enough for intelligence to evolve.
      • Fed by upland streams, its brackish waters supported a wide variety of life.
      • This could signal that Mars, a dry and cold planet, was once an environment friendly enough to support life.
      • His job comfortably supported his pregnant wife and child.
      • Men were dedicated to providing for and supporting their family and raising noteworthy children.
      • They don't show the struggles his parents faced supporting a cobbled-together family of nine on low-wage jobs.
      • After all, a river that can hold huge carp and catfish should, in theory, have enough food to support some big barbel.
      • Other countries have been perhaps more successful at striking a balance between economic necessities and supporting the family.
      • This means that the added incomes of four farmers were barely enough to support one student for a year.
      • Men and women had safe, profitable jobs that fed and supported their families.
      • She did have a common law right to be supported and provided with a home, but this was a personal right enforceable against her husband only.
      • He unified his state in order to support an army strong enough to defend it.
      • Our methods may have changed but we are still trying to grow food to support the community like our ancestors were.
      • It also means supporting us and providing for our needs.
      • There are already more people than our planet can support on an ongoing basis.
      • How did we get to a point where none of us can afford to live honestly, earning enough money to support ourselves?

    • 2.2Computing

      • One problem with FAT maintenance is the proliferation of implementations that should be supported under Linux.
      • All Intel chipsets supporting 533MHz system bus do support Hyper-Threading.
      • What's interesting about this is that the 3.06GHz Pentium 4 was the first P4 to officially support Hyper-Threading.
      • The thing doesn't support Hyper-Threading in its current BIOS version.
      • Axiom's products are now supported under Linux.

  • 3

    • 3.1(encourage)

      they went along to support their team fueron a animar a su equipo
      • Your spouse is there to comfort and support you so depend on him or her a little.
      • Your loving partner supports you through troubled waters.
      • We will do our best to comfort and support them in every way while you do your duty.
      • At all times you must support, encourage and help your child but even more so when they are being bullied.
      • Luke's family are now being supported by our bereavement care team.
      • Thank you to my colleagues who have supported and tolerated me.
      • These nurses are already in post, caring for and supporting patients and their families from the point of diagnosis throughout their treatment.

    • 3.2(back)

      (motion/cause) apoyar
      which team do you support? ¿de qué equipo eres (hincha)?
      • I support the Greens estoy con los verdes
      • delegates voted to support the resolution los delegados votaron a favor de la resolución

    • 3.3(back up)

      we support him wholeheartedly lo apoyamos sin reservas
      • This study supports several researchers who suggest using the neutral zone and no-touch technique to reduce the risk of injuries during surgical procedures.
      • This suggestion is supported by studies on the endocytotic pathway of tumor cells performed by other authors.
      • However, time and again these claims are not supported in literature.
      • Taken together, our data strongly support the biased gene conversion hypothesis of GC-content evolution.
      • The above view is strongly supported by the ion flux data.
      • This finding agrees with other studies and supports the suggestion of sending a reminder to those who have not provided a specimen.
      • The herb's ability to improve vein health is well supported by human studies.
      • The results also support hypothesis 5, that positive emotional contagion will lead to less group conflict.
      • Our results strongly support the hypothesis of a refolding of the unraveled keratin molecules.
      • That is an undeniable truth with stupendously large bodies of study to support it.
      • Plenty of research supports that eating enough carbohydrate foods before a race will improve performance.
      • No evidence could be found to support any suggestion he had been the victim of an attack before the first impact.
      • Acculturation theory was partially supported by the finding that assimilation tendencies are linked to finding full employment.
      • The authors add that this study supports the current recommendations for use of diuretics in elderly patients with hypertension.
      • The data presented in the study supports this suggestion.
      • The Department of Health said the report contained no new evidence and its conclusions were not fully supported by evidence.
      • Recent analysis of the Drosophila genome sequence supports previous suggestions of strong parallels between many fly and vertebrate cell cycle regulators.
      • His answers are at times surprising, but well supported by fact.
      • This study supports previous studies in the health professions that suggest student moral reasoning can be enhanced during professional education.
      • These suggestions are indirectly supported by spinal microdialysis study.

  • 4

    Music Cinema Theatre
    he's supported by a splendid cast lo secunda / respalda un magnífico elenco de actores
    • the band was supported by … el grupo telonero fue …
  • 5

    (explanation/theory) respaldar
    (theory/explanation) confirmar
    (explanation/theory) sustentar
  • 6literary

    (heat/conduct/impudence) soportar
    (heat/impudence/conduct) tolerar


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    (of structure)
    soporte masculine
  • 3

    Sport Medicine
    protector masculine
    athletic support suspensorio masculine
  • 4

    the pillars provide the support for the arches los pilares sirven de apoyo a los arcos
    • to lean on sb for support apoyarse en algn (para sostenerse)
    • these shoes give a lot of support estos zapatos sujetan / sostienen bien el pie
    • before noun support stockings medias elásticas
    • support pantyhose / tights panti(e)s elásticas
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    ayuda (económica) feminine
    apoyo (económico) masculine
    government support for sports is inadequate la ayuda / el apoyo gubernamental al deporte es insuficiente
    • he has no means of support no tiene con qué mantenerse
    • she has (financial) support from her ex-husband su exmarido contribuye económicamente a su manutención
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    sostén masculine
  • 7

    (backing, encouragement)
    apoyo masculine
    respaldo masculine
    you can count on my support puede contar con mi apoyo / respaldo
    • I've had absolutely no support from you no me has apoyado en absoluto
    • the class folded because of lack of support la clase tuvo que cerrar por falta de interés
    • the crowd gave their team vociferous support el público animó a su equipo con gran vehemencia
    • I went with her to give her (moral) support la acompañé para que se sintiera apoyada / respaldada
    • before noun a support system for single-parent families una infraestructura de apoyo a las familias monoparentales
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    apoyo masculine
    refuerzo masculine
    (trenches/vessels/troops) (before noun) de apoyo
    to bring up troops/ships in support llevar tropas/barcos de apoyo
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    servicio al cliente masculine
    (material/package) (before noun) adicional
    (package/material) (before noun) suplementario
    Computing (program) de apoyo
    technical/dealer support servicio técnico/de ventas
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    as preposition in support of
    • he spoke in support of the motion habló a favor de / en apoyo de la moción
    • a demonstration in support of the President una manifestación de apoyo al presidente
    • she could produce no evidence in support of her claim no pudo presentar pruebas en apoyo de su demanda
    • he produced figures in support of his theory presentó cifras que respaldaban / confirmaban su teoría