Meaning of supportive


To be supportive is to give help or assistance, or to hold something or someone up. If your parents are supportive of your dreams to become a chef, they might enroll you in cooking classes.

Supportive is a snuggly word. Anything that supports you, or embraces you and holds you up is supportive. It can be physically supportive, like a girdle that holds your belly in, or emotionally supportive like a loving family or solid network of friends. A parent paying for a child’s college bills is supportive financially. Things can be supportive, too — posts holding up a building are supportive. Being supportive is a good thing.

Definitions of supportive
  1. adjective

    furnishing support or assistance

    supportive family network”
    “his family was
    supportive of his attempts to be a writer”


    characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.
    accessory, adjunct, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary

    furnishing added support
    accessary, accessory

    aiding and abetting in a crime

    serving to certify or endorse authoritatively
    collateral, confirmative, confirmatory, confirming, corroborative, corroboratory, substantiating, substantiative, validating, validatory, verificatory, verifying

    serving to support or corroborate
    demonstrative of

    serving to prove or demonstrate
    encouraging, supporting

    furnishing support and encouragement
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    not furnishing support or assistance

    characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features
    confounding, contradictory

    that confounds or contradicts or confuses
    disconfirming, invalidating

    establishing as invalid or untrue
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