Antonyms for Nurse
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term Nurse.
one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
nanny, nursemaid, nurse(verb)
a woman who is the custodian of children
try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
"He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse(verb)
maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
"bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, suck, deem, hold up, toy with, arrest, breastfeed, take, have, concord, think about, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, suckle, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, lactate, confine, have got, restrain, wet-nurse, withstand, agree, hold in, flirt with, halt, contain, think of, concur, maintain, guard, shield, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, declare, give suck, bear
serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
"He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck(verb)
give suck to
"The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
soak up, entertain, go down on, sop up, wet-nurse, fellate, hold, draw, give suck, absorb, suckle, take in, suck in, harbour, nurse, imbibe, lactate, blow, take up, suck up, harbor, breastfeed, suck
to drink slowly
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To cherish is both to hold dear and to treat as dear. Mere unexpressed esteem would not be cherishing. In the marriage vow, "to love, honor, and cherish," the word cherish implies all that each can do by love and tenderness for the welfare and happiness of the other, as by support, protection, care in sickness, comfort in sorrow, sympathy, and help of every kind. To nurse is to tend the helpless or feeble, as infants, or the sick or wounded. To nourish is strictly to sustain and build up by food; to nurture includes careful mental and spiritual training, with something of love and tenderness; to foster is simply to maintain and care for, to bring up; a foster-child will be nourished, but may not be as tenderly nurtured or as lovingly cherished as if one's own. In the figurative sense, the opinion one cherishes he holds, not with mere cold conviction, but with loving devotion.
See synonyms for ABANDON; CHASTEN.
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
How to use Nurse in a sentence?
We didn't think, 'Oh, I'll be running around taking my 6-year-old to play dates and meeting with my dad's hospice nurse simultaneously,'.
Hope is the nurse of misery.
That’s the coolest thing about this flu vaccination, a doctor or nurse sprays it up each nostril— it’s as simple as that. [Cree] had allergies, so he’s used to getting things sprayed up his nose. He prefers [the nasal spray] as opposed to needles.
Losing a nurse in a place like Liberia is very significant, they are working in the absence of a physician and frequently have to work alone.
Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse''.
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