HyperDic: nurture

English > 5 senses of the word nurture:
VERBcommunicationnurture, fosterhelp develop, help grow
socialnurture, rear, raise, bring up, parentbring up
consumptionnurture, nourish, sustainprovide with nourishment
NOUNattributenurture, raising, rearingthe properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
actnurture, breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, raising, rearing, upbringinghelping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
nurture > pronunciation
Soundsner'cher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > nurture: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child.
Synonymsraising, rearing
BroaderupbringingProperties acquired during a person's formative years
Verbsnurturehelp develop, help grow
nurturebring up
English > nurture: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningHelping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community.
Example"they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
Synonymsbreeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, raising, rearing, upbringing
Broadersocialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturationThe adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
Spanisheducación, formación
Catalaneducació
Adjectivesnurturalresulting from nurture
Verbsnurturehelp develop, help grow
nurturebring up
English > nurture: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningHelp develop, help grow.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"nurture his talents"
Synonymfoster
Narrowerpatronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep goingBe a regular customer or client of
serve, serve wellPromote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to
Broaderencourageinspire with confidence
Spanishnutrir
Nounsnurturehelping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
nurturethe properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
English > nurture: 5 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBring up.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsrear, raise, bring up, parent
Cause togrow upBecome an adult
NarrowercradleBring up from infancy
fledgefeed, care for, and rear young birds for flight
fosterBring up under fosterage
Spanishalimentar, criar, educar, formar, ser padre
Catalanalimentar, criar, educar, formar
Nounsnurturehelping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
nurturethe properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
English > nurture: 5 senses > verb 3, consumption
MeaningProvide with nourishment.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsnourish, sustain
NarrowercarryBe able to feed
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Spanishalimentar, nutrir, sostener, sustentar
Catalanalimentar, nodrir
Nounsnurturancephysical and emotional care and nourishment

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