Definition of 'supportive'
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My parents saw how kind and supportive he was. The Sun (2015)The company was so supportive and helpful. The Sun (2012)She is lucky in having a supportive family. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Her parents both come from showbusiness backgrounds so they are fully supportive of her. The Sun (2016)They thrive on working in a supportive team environment in pursuit of regular targets and rewards. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My previous bosses were supportive and became my first clients. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It makes me very happy to see them being supportive of my game. The Sun (2014)She has always been really supportive and we often go walking together. The Sun (2010)Most people have been really kind and very supportive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Team players also find their fellow members helpful and supportive. The Sun (2006)Most elite competitors in sport have a supportive family. Times, Sunday Times (2011)My parents were always very supportive of my work. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My bosses were universally supportive of employees who became pregnant. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My mum knows about my dancing and has always been supportive. The Sun (2011)Our clients often find family and friends more helpful and supportive than they expected. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We have been fully supportive of this review and are extremely disappointed to discover that these irregularities have occurred. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The royal family is fully supportive. The Sun (2014)He was very kind, very supportive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For older athletes, a supportive boss helps. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And instead of fighting against it, see it as supportive and there to help you be yourself. The Sun (2012)I was lucky that my mum was so supportive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I also felt it was really empowering to see how supportive these couples were. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Be supportive to your mum but keep in mind she may already know about much of it and be choosing to turn a blind eye. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'supportive'
British English: supportive ADJECTIVE
If you are supportive, you are kind and helpful to someone at a difficult or unhappy time in their life.
They were always supportive of each other.
Definition of supportive from the Collins English Dictionary
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