[ささ]える

Ichidan verb, transitive verb

  1. to support, to prop, to sustain, to underlay, to hold up, to defend.
  2. to hold at bay, to stem, to check.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[ささ]える 支える ささえる

Contained Kanji Breakdown

branch, support, sustain (5th)
  • ten(1st)
  • or again, furthermore, on the other hand (Jr. High)