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kau
godan verb, transitive verb

English Meaning(s) for 支う

godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to support; to prop up

Definition and Synonyms for 支う

Support supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
Synonyms: つかえる, つっかい, 土台, 支う, 支え, 支える, 支柱, つっかい棒, 痞え, 突っ張り, 突っ張る
Maintain support against an opponent
Synonyms: つかえる, 支う, 支える
Underlay provide with a base, support, lining, or backing
Synonyms: つかえる, 支う, 支える
Keep supply with necessities and support
Synonyms: つかえる, 扶持, 扶養, 支う, 支える, 維持, 養う
Hold be the physical support of
Synonyms: つかえる, サポート, 支う, 支える
Defend argue or speak in defense of
Synonyms: かばう, つかえる, 味方, 幇助, 後押し, 後援, 応護, 扶助, 扶持, 擁護, 支う, 支える, 支持, 支援, 補助, 賛成
Shore support by placing against something solid or rigid
Synonyms: つかえる, 支う, 支える
Underlay put (something) under or beneath
Synonyms: つかえる, 支う, 支える
Underlay raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
Synonyms: つかえる, 支う, 支える
Hold remain in a certain state, position, or condition
Synonyms: つかえる, 保つ, 保持, 持つ, 持する, 支う, 支える, 続く, 続ける, 維持, 長持ち
Support any device that bears the weight of another thing
Synonyms: つかえる, 支う, 支え, 支える, 痞え
Support aiding the cause or policy or interests of
Synonyms: つかえる, サポート, 後押し, 後援, 応援, 支う, 支え, 支える, 支持, 支援, 痞え
Support the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
Synonyms: つかえる, つっかい, サポート, 支う, 支え, 支える, 痞え, 突っ張り, 突っ張る
Support something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest
Synonyms: おかげ, つかえる, サポート, 介助, 介添え, 力添え, 加勢, 加役, 加担, 助力, 助太刀, 助成, 助け舟, 協賛, 尻押し, 幇助, 後押し, 後援, 後ろ盾, 応援, お手伝い, 扶助, 扶持, 掩護射撃, 援助, 援護, , 支う, 支え, 支える, 支持, 支援, 救い, 救う, 痞え, 肩入れ, 補助, 賛助
Prop a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
Synonyms: つかえる, 支う, 支え, 支える, 支柱, 痞え, 突っ張り, 突っ張る
Crutch anything that serves as an expedient
Synonyms: つかえる, 支う, 支え, 支える, 痞え
Hold carry the weight of
Synonyms: つかえる, サポート, 支う, 支える

Meanings for each kanji in 支う

branch; support; sustain; branch radical (no. 65) Kanji Details »

Categories 支う is a member of

Argue present reasons and arguments
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Confirm strengthen or make more firm
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Supply give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
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Hold be the physical support of
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Set put into a certain place or abstract location
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Lift raise from a lower to a higher position
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Hold have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
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Continue continue a certain state, condition, or activity
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Influence a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
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Device an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
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Support supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation
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Activity any specific behavior
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Help the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
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Expedient a means to an end
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Supporting Structure a structure that serves to support something
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 支う

Conjugations for 支う

masu stem
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kai
Negative stem
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kawa
te-form
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katte
Negative te-form
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kawanakute
Adverbial Negative Form
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kawanaku
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kau
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kawanai
Past Indicative Form
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katta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kawanakatta
Presumptive Form
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kaou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kaimasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kaimasen
Past Indicative Form
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kaimashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kaimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
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kaimashou
Tai Form
Present Indicative Form
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kaitai
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kaitakunai
Past Indicative Form
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kaitakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kaitakunakatta
te-form
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kaitakute
Negative te-form
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kaitakunakute
Adverbial Form
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kaitaku
Imperative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kae
Imperative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kainasai
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
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kaeba
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kawanakereba
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
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kawanakya
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
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kattara
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kawanakattara
Alternative Form
Present Indicative Form
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kattari
Potential Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kaeru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kaenai
Past Indicative Form
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kaeta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[()·····]
kaenakatta
te-form
[()··]
kaete
Negative te-form
[()····]
kaenakute
Potential Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[()···]
kaemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kaemasen
Past Indicative Form
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kaemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kaemasendeshita
Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[()···]
kawareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[()····]
kawarenai
Past Indicative Form
[()···]
kawareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[()······]
kawarenakatta
te-form
[()···]
kawarete
Negative te-form
[()·····]
kawarenakute
Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kawaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[()·····]
kawaremasen
Past Indicative Form
[()·····]
kawaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kawaremasendeshita
Causative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[()···]
kawaseru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[()····]
kawasenai
Past Indicative Form
[()···]
kawaseta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[()······]
kawasenakatta
te-form
[()···]
kawasete
Negative te-form
[()·····]
kawasenakute
Causative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[()····]
kawasemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[()·····]
kawasemasen
Past Indicative Form
[()·····]
kawasemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[()········]
kawasemasendeshita
Causative Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[()····]
kawasareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[()·····]
kawasarenai
Past Indicative Form
[()····]
kawasareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[()·······]
kawasarenakatta
te-form
[()····]
kawasarete
Negative te-form
[()······]
kawasarenakute
Causative Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[()·····]
kawasaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[()······]
kawasaremasen
Past Indicative Form
[()······]
kawasaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[()·········]
kawasaremasendeshita
Colloquial Form
Present Indicative Negative Masculine Form
[()··]
kawan
Formal Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
[()··]
kawazu
Classical Form (nu)
Present Indicative Negative Form
[()··]
kawanu
Classical Form (zaru)
Present Indicative Negative Form
[()···]
kawazaru

Sample Sentences for 支う

That new movie was a bummer.
Is there anyone in the room?
I was impatient with fear of missing last train.
There were no tickets available for Friday's performance.
He couldn't understand the sentence.

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