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?
your mother isn't always the lady that gave birth to you that you call your mum, my foster mum has brought me up and in that process I, myself have chosen to look on to her as my mum, and I wouldn't have it any other way
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.
We hope that this decision will show our support for those affected by the recent events in Charleston and, in some small way, help to foster racial unity and tolerance in our country.
There is no excuse for dumping puppies, especially in today's age when we or other shelters would be willing to get these animals to foster parents or rescue partners. This was a shameful act.
[Foster] had intimate knowledge of what was going on, he knew everything that was going on, and then all of a sudden he committed suicide.
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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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