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Showing support for something or someone

supportive

adjective

helpful and sympathetic

sympathetic

adjective

supporting a plan, action, or person

pro

preposition

supporting something or approving of it

positive

adjective

showing agreement or approval

for

preposition, conjunction

used for saying which person or thing someone supports or agrees with

in favour of

supporting a person or an idea, proposal etc that you believe is right

approving

adjective

showing support for someone or satisfaction with something they have done

affirmative

adjective

showing support for something

side

noun

if you are on someone’s side, you support them in an argument or a fight

partial

adjective

supporting one person, group, or opinion more than any others when you should be fair to all those involved

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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