Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fosterage

2 senses of fosterage

Sense 1
fostering, fosterage -- (encouragement; aiding the development of something)
       => encouragement -- (the expression of approval and support)

Sense 2
breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing -- (helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important")
       => socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation -- (the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture")

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