Definition of supportively in US English:

supportively

adverb

  • See supportive

    • ‘The party also kept lists of professionals, such as doctors, senior police officers and teachers, who were not identifiable as Labour party members but could be relied on to speak supportively.’
    • ‘Added to high academic achievement must be the many successful business enterprises clustered supportively around the university.’
    • ‘Management and the board are committed to ensuring that the process is managed as sensitively and as supportively as is possible for all our staff and students.’
    • ‘I am here to tell you what you need to know in order to respond sensitively and supportively to your own introverted family members, friends, and colleagues.’
    • ‘Children have a great ability and capacity to deal with truth, when it is gently and supportively shared with them.’

Pronunciation

supportively

/səˈpôrdivlē//səˈpɔrdɪvli/