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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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