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

2 senses of upbringing

Sense 1
upbringing -- (properties acquired during a person's formative years)
       => inheritance, heritage -- (any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors; "my only inheritance was my mother's blessing"; "the world's heritage of knowledge")

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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