be, seem
find sb
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
highly, incredibly, strongly, wonderfully

strongly supportive of the government's approach

All the hospital staff were wonderfully supportive.

entirely, fully, totally, wholly

We are totally supportive of this idea.

broadly (esp. BrE), generally, largely

They have established a mutually supportive and caring relationship.


fully supportive of the changes


They were all extremely supportive to me.

Supportive is used with these nouns: ↑environment, ↑family, ↑network, ↑parent, ↑wife

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