Dictionary Results for nurture


1. nurture - noun

· the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

Synonym(s): raising, rearing

Hypernym(s): upbringing




2. nurture - noun

· helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

Synonym(s): breeding, bringing_up, fostering, fosterage, raising, rearing, upbringing

Hypernym(s): socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation




3. nurture - verb

· help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"

Synonym(s): foster

Hypernym(s): encourage




4. nurture - verb

· look after a child until it is an adult; "raise a family"; "bring up children"

Synonym(s): rear, raise, bring_up, parent




5. nurture - verb

· provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

Synonym(s): nourish, sustain

Hypernym(s): provide, supply, ply, cater





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