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Synonyms for nourish
ˈnɜr ɪʃ, ˈnʌr-nour·ish

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nourish, nurture, sustainverb

    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, nourishverb

    give nourishment to

    Synonyms:
    aliment, nutrify, sustain, nurture

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nourishverb

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

  2. nourishverb

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

  3. nourishverb

    Synonyms:
    cherish, encourage, foster, promote, succor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nourishverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "nourish":

    feed

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How to use nourish in a sentence?

  1. Susan Taylor:

    Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.

  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. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A butler supplies food to nourish your body, but a writer nourishes your mind through writing.

  5. Richard Isaacson:

    Fatty fish like wild salmon, sardines, albacore tuna, lake trout and mackerel are loaded with brain healthy Omega-3 fatty acids which nourish the brain cells.

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