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Synonyms for nurse
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Wiktionary

  1. nurseverb

    to drink slowly

    Synonyms:
    sip

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nurse

    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, nourish, nurture, protect, shelter, treasure, value

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nursenoun

    one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)

    Synonyms:
    nursemaid, nanny

  2. nanny, nursemaid, nurseverb

    a woman who is the custodian of children

    Synonyms:
    nursemaid, nanny, nanny-goat, she-goat

  3. nurseverb

    try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury

    "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"

    Synonyms:
    breastfeed, wet-nurse, give suck, suckle, entertain, harbour, suck, lactate, hold, harbor

  4. harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurseverb

    maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

    "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, suck, deem, hold up, toy with, arrest, breastfeed, take, have, concord, think about, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, suckle, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, oblige, curb, hold, lactate, confine, have got, restrain, wet-nurse, withstand, agree, hold in, flirt with, halt, contain, think of, concur, maintain, guard, shield, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, declare, give suck, bear

  5. nurseverb

    serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people

    Synonyms:
    breastfeed, wet-nurse, give suck, suckle, entertain, harbour, suck, lactate, hold, harbor

  6. nurseverb

    treat carefully

    "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"

    Synonyms:
    breastfeed, wet-nurse, give suck, suckle, entertain, harbour, suck, lactate, hold, harbor

  7. breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suckverb

    give suck to

    "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"

    Synonyms:
    soak up, entertain, go down on, sop up, wet-nurse, fellate, hold, draw, give suck, absorb, suckle, take in, suck in, harbour, imbibe, lactate, blow, take up, suck up, harbor, breastfeed, suck

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nurseverb

    Synonyms:
    nourish, nurture, supply with nourishment

  2. nurseverb

    Synonyms:
    suckle, feed at the breast, give suck to

  3. nurseverb

    Synonyms:
    cherish, foster, encourage, succor, promote

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nurseverb

    Synonyms:
    suckle, nourish, cherish, foster, succor, foment, encourage, attend, tend, bring up, raise, nurture, rear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "nurse":

    nurses, nursing, corpsman, medic, nanny, matron, breastfeed, infirmary

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How to use nurse in a sentence?

  1. Rachael Farrokh:

    My doctor wants me to stay here( in California) and is bringing the hospital basically to my bedside, i'll have a doctor, a registered nurse, therapist and other specialist treat me from home. My eating disorder doctor has set all of this up for me.

  2. Ron DeSantis:

    No cop, no firefighter, no nurse, nobody should be losing their jobs because of these jobs, we have got to stand up for people and protect their jobs and protect their livelihoods.

  3. Belem Rodriguez:

    That day, I first noticed there was a woman( in the room), maybe a nurse. I didn't know what was happening but she said' mami, mami'( mommy, mommy)... that woman was my daughter and I didn't recognize her right away.

  4. Patrick Leahy:

    The nice thing about medicine is I was able to have a registered nurse come home and spend the night with me.

  5. Sarah Paulson:

    I mean [ Fletcher ] won an Academy Award doing it, so there's no where to go but down, i absolutely feel that pressure because I have an enormous reverence for Louis Fletcher and for Louise Fletcher portrayal in that movie and for the movie itself. This story stands on its own in Sixth Sense that we are starting many years prior to when we meet Nurse Ratched in the movie' Cuckoos Nest,' so I know that I'm not going to be trying to emulate what she did because this is prior to her doing what she did in the movie. I have a little bit of leeway there, but I'm certainly thinking about it.


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