be, seem
make sb/sth

What conditions can make governments more responsive to the public?

extremely, fairly, very, etc.

The company is highly responsive to changes in demand.

culturally (AmE)

culturally responsive classroom management

emotionally (esp. AmE)

She's fairly responsive to new ideas.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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