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English noun: upbringing

1. upbringing (attribute) properties acquired during a person's formative years

Broader (hypernym)heritage, inheritance

Narrower (hyponym)breeding, education, nurture, raising, rearing, training

2. upbringing (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, nurture, raising, rearing

Broader (hypernym)acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization

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