Supporter vs Provider - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between supporter and provider

is that supporter is a person who gives support to someone or something while provider is one who, or that which, provides a service, commodity, or the means for subsistence.

supporter

Noun

(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

    Antonyms

    * detractor * opponent

    Anagrams

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    provider

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, provides a service, commodity, or the means for subsistence.
  • Derived terms

    * Internet service provider * health care service provider