Definition of supportive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtɪv//
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giving help, encouragement or sympathy to somebody a supportive family She was very supportive during my father's illness. a mutually supportive relationship He was strongly supportive of my career.Extra examples They have established a mutually supportive and caring relationship. They were all extremely supportive to me. We are totally supportive of this idea. fully supportive of the changes strongly supportive of the government’s approach My sister was very supportive when my baby was ill.
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