Foster, Stephen Foster, Stephen Collins Foster(adj)
United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
"foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father"
promote the growth of
"Foster our children's well-being and education"
bring up under fosterage; of children
help develop, help grow
"nurture his talents"
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.
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How to use foster in a sentence?
The biggest thing we want people to know is how great of a need there is for foster and adoptive homes in the US, the numbers are staggering and the reality is there are children without families who are living down the street from you.
We need a creative role model to foster society's active engagement in protecting the environment.
The United States is aware of Iran's request for financing from the IMF and, as in the past, we remain opposed to funding going to Iran that could be used to foster the regime's malign and destabilizing activities, unfortunately, the Iranian central bank, which is currently under sanction, has been a key actor in financing terrorism across the region and we have no confidence that funds would be used to fight the coronavirus.
We need to turn child welfare financing on its head so that states can use some dollars for proven programs that help prevent that tragedy, that help prevent a need for children to enter foster care.
Upon accepting a referral ... the law does not provide an agency with discretion to refuse to provide the accepted child or individual with state-contracted foster care case management or adoption services that conflict with its sincerely held religious beliefs.
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- грижа се за, отглеждам, питаяBulgarian
- criar, cultivarCatalan, Valencian
- pflegen, Pflege-, nährenGerman
- ανατρέφω, μεγαλώνω, θετόςGreek
- adoptado, adoptivo, criar, fomentarSpanish
- vaalia, kasvatti-, kasvattaa, kasvatus-, hoivataFinnish
- adopter, cultiver, adoptant, élever, placement familial, adoptifFrench
- altraimScottish Gaelic
- adottivo, affidatarioItalian
- mezin kirin, xwedî kirinKurdish
- kumanu, taurima, whāngaiMāori
- cuidar, nutrir, criar, cultivarPortuguese
- воспитывать, приёмный, холить, поощрять, лелеятьRussian
- uppfostra, adopteraSwedish
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