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Synonyms for foster
ˈfɔ stər, ˈfɒs tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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)

    Antonyms:
    biological

  2. foster, surrogate(verb)

    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, further(verb)

    promote the growth of

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

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

    Antonyms:
    biological

  4. foster(verb)

    bring up under fosterage; of children

    Synonyms:
    nurture, further

    Antonyms:
    biological

  5. foster, nurture(verb)

    help develop, help grow

    "nurture his talents"

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

    Antonyms:
    biological

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foster(v. a.)

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

  2. foster(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foster(v)

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

How to pronounce foster?

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How to say foster in sign language?

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How to use foster in a sentence?

  1. Georgette Mulheir:

    A big part of the solution for Haiti that we're helping the government with, is to develop foster families across the entire country.

  2. Brian Wilson:

    There's kids who need homes. There's people who want to give it to them and they're turning them away, if they were to turn around and deny our right to foster a child because we had a Bible or Koran, they'd be screaming from the heavens, 'How dare somebody infringe upon somebody's First Amendment rights?'.

  3. Yasemin Baban:

    From the dogs we rescued that flew to America last, about 40% had broken teeth with nerves out in their mouth. Imagine how much pain they are in, a dog cannot speak and the people believe they are in good condition. But they are not. They have no chance to be medically checked in foster (homes) or in shelters here.

  4. Peterson Lent:

    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.

  5. Staff John Kelly:

    The children will be taken care of -- put into foster care or whatever. But the big point is they elected to come illegally into the United States and this is a technique that no one hopes will be used extensively or for very long.


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