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English definition of “supportive”

supportive

adjective uk   /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
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Kind and thoughtfulHelping and co-operating
supportiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Kind and thoughtfulHelping and co-operating
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