Definition of supporter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtər//
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  1. 1  a person who supports a political party, an idea, etc. a strong/loyal/staunch supporter Labour supporters
  2. 2  (British English) a person who supports a particular sports team synonym fan I'm an Arsenal supporter.
  3. see also athletic supporter
    Extra examples Both sets of supporters applauded the fantastic goal. Only stalwart supporters of the team stayed to the end of the match. Supporters rallied to his assistance when he was declared bankrupt. The emperor was deserted by his closest supporters before the end of the war. The opposition leader addressed a rally of 50 000 supporters. The party has not been listening to the concerns of its grass-roots supporters. The party is urging supporters to keep up the pressure on the government. a coachload of cheering football supporters an active supporter of democratic change an area of traditional Labour supporters die-hard supporters of the old system to attract supporters to the cause There has now been a backlash among government supporters. They are both keen Arsenal supporters.
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