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English noun: nurture

1. nurture (attribute) the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child


Synonymsraising, rearing


Broader (hypernym)upbringing

2. nurture (act) helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community


SamplesThey debated whether nature or nurture was more important.


Synonymsbreeding, bringing up, fosterage, fostering, raising, rearing, upbringing


Broader (hypernym)acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization


English verb: nurture

1. nurture (communication) help develop, help grow


SamplesNurture his talents.


Synonymsfoster


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)encourage


Narrower (hyponym)keep going, patronage, patronise, patronize, serve, serve well, support

2. nurture (social) bring up


SamplesRaise a family.
Bring up children.


Synonymsbring up, parent, raise, rear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)cradle, fledge, foster


Causegrow up

3. nurture (consumption) provide with nourishment


SamplesWe sustained ourselves on bread and water.
This kind of food is not nourishing for young children.


Synonymsnourish, sustain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)carry









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