Supporter vs Votary - What's the difference?

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Supporter is a related term of votary.


As nouns the difference between supporter and votary

is that supporter is a person who gives support to someone or something while votary is a person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made.

As an adjective votary is

consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.

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.
  • #* '>citation
  • # (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.
  • #* 1957 , , 1991 LB Books edition, page 117,
  • From the radiator, where he was attaching supporters to his socks, Zooey glanced up at her.
  • #
  • Synonyms

    * adherent * proponent

    Antonyms

    * detractor * opponent

    Anagrams

    * ----

    votary

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Votary resolution is made equipollent to custom.

    Noun

    (votaries)
  • A person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made
  • A devotee of a particular religion or cult
  • A devout or zealous worshipper
  • Someone who is devoted to a particular pursuit etc; an enthusiast.
  • * 1922 , (James Joyce), Chapter 13
  • *:Gerty was dressed simply but with the instinctive taste of a votary of Dame Fashion for she felt that there was just a might that he might be out.
  • Quotations

    ;enthusiast *1893, , Collaboration [http://www.henryjames.org.uk/collab/CLtext.htm] *: He is such a votary of the modern that he was inevitably interested in the girl of the future and had matched one reform with another, being ready to marry without a penny, as the clearest way of expressing his appreciation, this favourable specimen of the type.