Supporter vs Protector - What's the difference?

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Supporter is a related term of protector.

As nouns the difference between supporter and protector

is that supporter is a person who gives support to someone or something while protector is someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.



(en noun)
  • A person who gives support to someone or something.
  • # A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement; an adherent.
  • # A person who provides moral or physical support to another; an attendant participating in a ceremony or procession.
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  • # (sports) Someone who is a fan of a certain sports team or sportsperson.
  • There were 10,000 supporters in the last match.
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  • Something that supports another thing.
  • # Something that supports a structure such as a building or a sculpture.
  • # (heraldry) An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
  • # A garter worn around the leg to support a sock or stocking.
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  • From the radiator, where he was attaching supporters to his socks, Zooey glanced up at her.
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  • Synonyms

    * adherent * proponent


    * detractor * opponent


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    Alternative forms

    * protectour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • Someone who protects or guards, by assignment or on their own initiative.
  • A device or mechanism which is designed to protect.
  • One who prevents interference.
  • A state or other subject under international law, exercising a protectorate over another subject in international law.
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  • I stand before you in the spirit of pure public service — not as a protector of the status quo, but as an agent of change.
  • (UK, historical) One having the care of the kingdom during the king's minority; a regent.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (Roman Catholic) A cardinal, from one of the more considerable Roman Catholic nations, who looks after the interests of his people at Rome; also, a cardinal who has the same relation to a college, religious order, etc.
  • Synonyms

    * guard * sentry