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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. Nicola Triscott:

    Once their basic needs are fulfilled, they need to nourish their spirit, their self-esteem and their pride in themselves, i think hip-hop really helps to do that, because it's such a young person's art form -- it came off the streets and it's about one-on-one teaching. There's this great spirit of sharing in hip hop.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The more a person has greed,the less he should read or watch the news else it will nurture & nourish the weed in his selfish mind to grow more and lead him on the wrong path of life to praise those who only desire but don't really need to be appreciated and ignore ones who actually heed about the welfare of the deserved people.

  3. 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.

  4. Valery Spiridonov:

    This is ground breaking research and we need a lot of funding. If I can get the right body, I will look after it and nourish it, this could transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Where there is an opportunity there is hope.

  5. 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.


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