supporting (part of speech: verb)
- It- the bolstering up- has been going on for a long time now, to what extent I am not prepared to show. - "A Houseful of Girls", Sarah Tytler.
- So, we must prepare for peace not only by reducing weapons but by bolstering prosperity, liberty, and democracy however and wherever we can. - "State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan", Ronald Reagan.
- In 1810 he utilized about a million dollars deposited with the Barings of London to purchase shares of the much depreciated stock of the Bank of the United States, which materially assisted the government in bolstering European confidence in its securities. - "The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia", Frank Cousins Phil M. Riley.