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Synonyms for foster
ˈfɔ stər, ˈfɒs tərfos·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foster

    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, harbor, hold dear, nourish, nurse, nurture, protect, shelter, treasure, value

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Foster, Stephen Foster, Stephen Collins Fosteradjective

    United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)

    Antonyms:
    biological

  2. foster, surrogateverb

    providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties

    "foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father"

    Synonyms:
    surrogate

    Antonyms:
    biological

  3. foster, furtherverb

    promote the growth of

    "Foster our children's well-being and education"

    Synonyms:
    encourage, promote, boost, advance, nurture, further

    Antonyms:
    biological

  4. fosterverb

    bring up under fosterage; of children

    Synonyms:
    nurture, further

    Antonyms:
    biological

  5. foster, nurtureverb

    help develop, help grow

    "nurture his talents"

    Synonyms:
    bring up, nurture, rear, sustain, raise, nourish, parent, further

    Antonyms:
    biological

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fosterverb

    Synonyms:
    nurse, nourish, feed, support, sustain, bring up, rear up

  2. fosterverb

    Synonyms:
    cherish, encourage, favor, promote, stimulate, forward, further, advance, help on, help forward

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fosterverb

    Synonyms:
    nourish, nurse, support, promote, encourage, advance

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How to use foster in a sentence?

  1. Isabella Rossellini:

    Especially in American cinema, you foster an audience of young males, if you foster an audience for subjects that are interesting to women then you also have an audience that is interested in these subjects. A lot of films where people punch each other... I'm not interested.

  2. Indya Moore:

    I didn't have a chimney growing up in the Bronx or in foster care, but I do have my community now, my friends and I want to make sure that trans kids feel like they are a gift to this world because they are. Acceptance and love are gifts Kyle Lasky and Pidgeon Pagonis all deserve all year.

  3. Kitty Block:

    Staffing has been an issue from the start of the pandemic, as you can imagine. That's why it’s so important to have people step up and volunteer and foster.

  4. Jennifer Eckhart:

    It's safe to say I was paralyzed by fear when I was working there, i don't know how you could continue to cultivate and foster an environment that rewards sexual predators consistently year after year.

  5. Martha Nussbaum:

    What philosophy and, more recently, science have understood but the law has not,” Professor Nussbaum writes, “is that elephants are sentient beings who can feel emotion, foster relationships, create communities, and form a conception of the self … This Court has the opportunity to create legal precedent that provides these living creatures the legal right to thrive and survive in ways that coincide with their specific capabilities, and prevent not only the infliction of physical pain, but emotional and psychological injury as well.”


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