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

2 senses of fostering

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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb foster

3 senses of foster

Sense 1
foster, further -- (promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education")
       => promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")

Sense 2
foster -- (bring up under fosterage; of children)
       => rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent -- (bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children")

Sense 3
foster, nurture -- (help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents")
       => encourage -- (inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)

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