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English definition of “supportive”


adjective     /səˈpɔː.tɪv/ US  /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ɪv/
C1 showing agreement and giving encouragement: Doubts about the government's policies are being expressed even by people who have been supportive of the government in the past.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting approving giving help and encouragement: Children with supportive parents often do better at school than those without.Kind and thoughtfulHelping and co-operating supportively     /-li/ adverb Kind and thoughtfulHelping and co-operating supportiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Kind and thoughtfulHelping and co-operating
(Definition of supportive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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