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supportive

adjective  /səˈpɔr·t̬ɪv, -ˈpoʊr·t̬ɪv/ us  

supportive adjective (ENCOURAGING)

giving encouragement and approval: supportive teachers

supportive adjective (HELPING)

actively giving help to someone who needs it: a network of supportive agencies and organizations
Translations of “supportive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 支持的, 鼓勵的, 擁護的…
in Russian оказывающий поддержку, верный…
in Turkish destekleyici, arka çıkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 支持的, 鼓励的, 拥护的…
in Polish pomocny…
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