support

(ten) + (again/crotch radical)
★★★★★
4 strokes

Onyomi

SHI

SHE supports abortion and the death penalty.

The pimp supports ten crotches, and he is responsible for their care, feeding, financial management, and discipline.

Kunyomi

ささ*える support - usually literal: a crutch supports a heavy tree limb or an injured person.
★★★★☆

Jukugo

支援(しえん) する

support ★★☆☆☆ NP
(support) + (assist) = 支援 (support)

support - usually used with support groups like "adult children of alcoholics" or "a heartwarming show of support for a city which has had a natural disaster". It's not limited to victims but it has that sort of nuance to it.

支店(してん)

a branch office ★☆☆☆☆
(support) + (shop) = 支店 (a branch office)

支払い(しはらい)

payment (noun!) ☆☆☆☆☆
(support) + (pay) = 支払い (payment (noun!))

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
support TEN
skin PIMP CANE

Pimp supports TEN hoes, but walks with a CANE to save his skin.

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