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Antonyms for Nurse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nurse(noun)

    one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)

    Synonyms:
    nursemaid, nanny

  2. nanny, nursemaid, nurse(verb)

    a woman who is the custodian of children

    Synonyms:
    nursemaid, nanny, nanny-goat, she-goat, nurse

  3. nurse(verb)

    try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury

    "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"

    Synonyms:
    breastfeed, wet-nurse, give suck, suckle, entertain, harbour, suck, lactate, hold, harbor

  4. harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse(verb)

    maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

    "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. nurse(verb)

    serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people

    Synonyms:
    breastfeed, wet-nurse, give suck, suckle, entertain, harbour, suck, lactate, hold, harbor

  6. nurse(verb)

    treat carefully

    "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"

    Synonyms:
    breastfeed, wet-nurse, give suck, suckle, entertain, harbour, suck, lactate, hold, harbor

  7. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. nurse(verb)

    to drink slowly

    Synonyms:
    sip

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nurse

    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:
    cheer, cherish, cling to, comfort, encourage, entertain, foster, harbor, hold dear, nourish, nurture, protect, shelter, treasure, value

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nurse(v)

    Synonyms:
    suckle, nourish, cherish, foster, succor, foment, encourage, attend, tend, bring up, raise, nurture, rear

How to use Nurse in a sentence?

  1. Susanna Schrobsdorff:

    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,'.

  2. American Proverb:

    Hope is the nurse of misery.

  3. Tia Mowry:

    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.

  4. Yolanda Ogbolu:

    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.

  5. Elizabeth Kenny:

    Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse''.

How to pronounce Nurse?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say Nurse in sign language?

  1. nurse

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