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

2 senses of nurture

Sense 1
raising, rearing, nurture -- (the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child)
       => upbringing -- (properties acquired during a person's formative years)

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 nurture

3 senses of nurture

Sense 1
foster, nurture -- (help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents")
       => encourage -- (inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)

Sense 2
rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent -- (bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children")

Sense 3
nourish, nurture, sustain -- (provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children")
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

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