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American English: /səˈpɔrdɪv/
British English: /səˈpɔːtɪv/


  • she has very supportive parents
    sus padres la apoyan mucho
    she's been very supportive
    me ( or lo etc) ha apoyado mucho
    me ( or le etc) ha dado todo su apoyo
    his family/team was very supportive
    su familia/equipo lo apoyó mucho or le dio todo su apoyo
    Example sentences
    • The Macmillan nurse who spoke to me later was very supportive and sympathetic.
    • How can you be supportive, nurturing and loving if you are competing with your own children?
    • Maybe being emotionally supportive to others over the last few days has left me drained.

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