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Synonyms for nourish
ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nourish, nurture, sustain(verb)

    provide with nourishment

    "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

    Synonyms:
    have, suffer, keep up, keep, nurture, support, hold up, hold, sustain, bring up, confirm, foster, nutrify, rear, aliment, get, corroborate, maintain, substantiate, affirm, raise, prolong, parent

  2. nutrify, aliment, nourish(verb)

    give nourishment to

    Synonyms:
    aliment, nutrify, sustain, nurture

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nourish

    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, nurse, nurture, protect, shelter, treasure, value

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nourish

    Synonyms:
    nurture, fed, foster, cherish, nurse, tend, support, promote

    Antonyms:
    starve blight, destroy, kill, wither

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nourish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    nurture, nurse, feed, support, maintain, supply with food or nutriment, furnish sustenance to

  2. nourish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    train, educate, instruct, breed, bring up

  3. nourish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cherish, encourage, foster, promote, succor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nourish(v)

    Synonyms:
    feed, nurture, support, encourage, foster, cherish, promote

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    feed

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How to use nourish in a sentence?

  1. Roxanne Sukol:

    The big problem is that we've been told that we can nourish ourselves with these ultraprocessed foods, and we cannot. They don't nourish us. That's why I believe that obesity is (at least in part) a malnourished state, as opposed to the standard message being propagated in our society, which is that obesity is an overindulged state, but if that were true, then diets would work.

  2. Martin Luther:

    A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Women's natural and significant task lies upon a moral imperative, to nourish and educate children for a sober and disciplined generation, but most women became involved in their legal rights, out of that obligation. Consequently, they face the collapse of both ways, neither having the rights nor a moral imperative; thus, they stand on an awkward stage.

  4. Xiao Jie:

    The arrival of tourists will nourish the need for divers and windsurfers.

  5. Adrienne Rich:

    As her sons have seen her: the mother in patriarchy: controlling, erotic, castrating, heart-suffering, guilt-ridden, and guilt-provoking; a marble brow, a huge breast, an avid cave; between her legs snakes, swamp-grass, or teeth; on her lap a helpless infant or a martyred son. She exists for one purpose: to bear and nourish the son.


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