English noun: nurture
|1.||nurture (attribute) the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child|
|2.||nurture (act) helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community|
|Samples||They debated whether nature or nurture was more important.|
|Synonyms||breeding, bringing up, fosterage, fostering, raising, rearing, upbringing|
|Broader (hypernym)||acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization|
English verb: nurture
|1.||nurture (communication) help develop, help grow|
|Samples||Nurture his talents.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||keep going, patronage, patronise, patronize, serve, serve well, support|
|2.||nurture (social) bring up|
|Samples||Raise a family.|
Bring up children.
|Synonyms||bring up, parent, raise, rear|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cradle, fledge, foster|
|3.||nurture (consumption) provide with nourishment|
|Samples||We sustained ourselves on bread and water.|
This kind of food is not nourishing for young children.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||cater, ply, provide, supply|