Assistance given to a person or cause, usually without getting directly involved.
Moral support is a way of giving support to a person or cause, or to one side in a conflict, without making any contribution beyond the emotional or psychological value of the encouragement. For example, in a war between two countries or alliances, a third nation may give moral support to one side, without actually participating in the conflict. Another common example can be found in sports. By coming out to watch one's friend's team play a match, one is likely not directly supporting her team in any significant way, but one's friend may still feel encouraged by the moral support of one's presence. The line between moral support and other forms of help is often hard to draw. For example, some athletes report that they play better when the spectators encourage them—and in some cases referees' decisions may be influenced by a partisan crowd. There is also moral support that one can offer someone who is experiencing a difficult situation. One may not be able to offer any concrete assistance except empathy.
The numerical value of moral support in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of moral support in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They need our moral support, they need to hear us say 'We haven't betrayed you, we haven't abandoned you.'.
The process has been managed and supervised by the family of the victims themselves, the family coordinates with their religious leaders with the moral support of local Yazidi communities.
My presence amongst them has given them refuge, those who are injured or sick are all treated at my hospital. We feed the hungry and we intervene to free those who have been captured. We visit those who fled and sought refuge in Cameroon to give them moral support and encourage them not to seek vengeance. At home, children can now go to school, which gives us a lot of hope for the future, he continued. It’s a profound relief for our people.
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- sostegno moraleItalian
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