If somebody helped an author in many topics, how to express this with sincere gratitude?


It is a genuine pleasure to express my sincere gratitude and appreciations to people supporting me during the studies:

  • Professor Xin Ho for inspiring positive attitude, all-round support, and extensive personal and professional guidance on research, orthopaedics and life in general;

support in many topics

all-round support

support in numerous issues

  • “A” positive attitude. But don’t write it, it sounds terrible.
    – David
    Commented Nov 30, 2021 at 23:21
  • Why not just "support"? Unspecified support can mean general support.
    – Joachim
    Commented Nov 21, 2023 at 9:32
  • You're better to use some laudatory adjectives rather than look for a single word.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Nov 21, 2023 at 13:01
  • You would say "my studies" not "the studies" unless you are referring to a group of specific projects or clinicial trials. Also, "appreciation" in the singular.
    – TimR
    Commented Mar 20 at 12:03

2 Answers 2


"Overall support" would be a good synonym.

Overall, according to Merriam-Webster:

including everything

Another option would be "comprehensive support".

Comprehensive, according to Merriam-Webster:

covering completely or broadly

  • Hello, Janikole. OP is asking for a synonym for 'all-round support', not 'all-round'. Commented Jul 3, 2021 at 18:31
  • On a re-read, the body does confuse the issue. But if OP is merely asking for a synonym for 'all-round', this should be CV-d for lack of research (Thesaurus.YourDictionary.com) Commented Jul 3, 2021 at 19:03
  • All-round is not needed. If the support is not specialised, it is merely support.
    – Anton
    Commented Jul 28, 2022 at 22:43

The word encouragement would fit. All dictionaries would say something like "giving support and/or confidence".

  • Support and encouragement are slightly different. Support can include practical help.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Mar 20 at 11:28
  • Depends on how one understands "all-round". Many people use the phrase "all round support" (in this context of thanking an academic mentor) to refer primarily to emotional support and encouragement more than practical assistance, especially when the practical assistance gets its own separate mention.
    – TimR
    Commented Mar 20 at 12:01

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