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

2 senses of rearing

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 rear

5 senses of rear

Sense 1
rear, rise up -- (stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror")
       => straighten -- (get up from a sitting or slouching position; "The students straightened when the teacher entered")

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

Sense 3
rise, lift, rear -- (rise up; "The building rose before them")
       => look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

Sense 4
rear, erect -- (cause to rise up)
       => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

Sense 5
raise, erect, rear, set up, put up -- (construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn")
       => construct, build, make -- (make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer")

Antonyms of adj rearing

1 sense of rearing

Sense 1
rampant (postnominal), rearing -- (rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile; "a lion rampant")

INDIRECT (VIA erect) -> unerect -- (not upright in position or posture)

Similarity of adj rearing

1 sense of rearing

Sense 1
rampant (postnominal), rearing -- (rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile; "a lion rampant")
       => erect (vs. unerect), vertical, upright -- (upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright")

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