Definition of supportive in English:

supportive

adjective

  • Providing encouragement or emotional help.

    ‘the staff are extremely supportive of each other’
    • ‘While generally supportive of my writing projects, Bob thought that this one should go in the garbage.’
    • ‘Only in supportive relationships can we deal with our personal demons and life disappointments.’
    • ‘She has a loving family, with parents in a committed and mutually supportive relationship.’
    • ‘The guides maintain a safe and supportive atmosphere with plenty of time for relaxing.’
    • ‘Everybody was being helpful and supportive to each other at a very difficult time.’
    • ‘The Macmillan nurse who spoke to me later was very supportive and sympathetic.’
    • ‘The heartfelt words point to a man who was supportive and caring, but always full of laughter and fun.’
    • ‘When the day of amputation is growing close, supportive psychotherapy should be started.’
    • ‘People are supportive and encouraging and helpful, so I feel extraordinarily fortunate.’
    • ‘Maybe being emotionally supportive to others over the last few days has left me drained.’
    • ‘People tend to be supportive and understanding, but it is not like somebody has died.’
    • ‘My family, who had been so supportive of me, has now turned their backs on me.’
    • ‘He and his family were extremely supportive of the relationship.’
    • ‘There was a great team spirit and mutually supportive atmosphere.’
    • ‘I'd like to thank my family for being really supportive and everybody that made my record with me.’
    • ‘My children have been very supportive and I babysit my grandchildren nearly every day.’
    • ‘Associate with people who are mutually supportive and spend less time with friends or relatives who do not support you.’
    • ‘How can you be supportive, nurturing and loving if you are competing with your own children?’
    • ‘However, personal partners and close family remain supportive.’
    • ‘Join the group and get to know others in a warm and supportive atmosphere.’
    in favour, approving, pro, on the side of
    encouraging, caring, sympathetic, reassuring, understanding, concerned, helpful, nurturing, sensitive
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Pronunciation:

supportive

/səˈpɔːtɪv/