HyperDic: supportive

English > 1 sense of the word supportive:
ADJECTIVEallsupportivefurnishing support or assistance
supportive > pronunciation
Soundssahpao'rtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > supportive: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningFurnishing support or assistance.
Examples
  • "a supportive family network"
  • "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"
Narroweraccessary, accessoryAiding and abetting in a crime
accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliaryFurnishing added support
certificatoryServing to certify or endorse authoritatively
collateral, confirmative, confirming, confirmatory, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifyingServing to support or corroborate / corroborate / corroborate
demonstrative ofServing to prove or demonstrate
encouraging, supportingFurnishing support and encouragement
See alsopositiveCharacterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
Oppositeunsupportivenot furnishing support or assistance
Spanishsoportador
Verbssupportargue or speak in defense / defense of
supportgive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
supportbe behind

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