abetment, accompaniment, advocacy, aid, assistance, championing, encouragement, endorsement, espousal, funds, grant, moral support, patronage, promotion, sanction, seconding, sponsorship, subsidy, support
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backing ( backings plural )
1 n-uncount If someone has the backingof an organization or an important person, they receive support or money from that organization or person in order to do something.
usu N of/for n
He said the president had the full backing of his government to negotiate a deal..., Mr Bach set up his own consulting business with the backing of his old boss.
2 n-var A backing is a layer of something such as cloth that is put onto the back of something in order to strengthen or protect it.
3 n-count The backing of a popular song is the music which is sung or played to accompany the main tune.
oft N n
Sharon also sang backing vocals for Barry Manilow...
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