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supportiveadjective

 us   /səˈpɔr·t̬ɪv, -ˈpoʊr·t̬ɪv/
  • 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
(Definition of supportive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"supportive" in British English

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supportiveadjective

uk   /səˈpɔː.tɪv/  us   /səˈpɔːr.t̬ɪv/
supportively
adverb uk   /səˈpɔː.tɪv.li/  us   /səˈpɔːr.t̬ɪv.li/
Try to ​listen supportively when ​yourpartnertalks.
supportiveness
noun [U] uk   /səˈpɔː.tɪv.nəs/  us   /səˈpɔːr.t̬ɪv.nəs/
(Definition of supportive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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