Synonyms for nurse
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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes
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.
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
nanny, nursemaid, nurseverb
a woman who is the custodian of children
try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
"He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurseverb
maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
"bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
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
serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
"He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"
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"
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
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I explained I wanted to make the film because to me it was not just literature but real life, the life I lived in Czechoslovakia from my birth in 1932 until 1968, nurse Ratched was my Nurse Ratched, telling me what I could and could not do ; what I was or was not allowed to say ; where I was and was not allowed to go ; even who I was and was not.
I used to take sick dogs and say, 'Well I can handle this -- I used to be a nurse.' Now I think I was a nurse and that was my preparation for this.
Nurse Mavis Charles-France told me Nurse Mavis Charles-France was scared, nurse Mavis Charles-France was crossing Nurse Mavis Charles-France fingers and hoping.
I think because I had twins, they were worried that it might be even more overwhelming to nurse two, so they had someone come to my room and show me how to nurse both at the same time. That was an experience.
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
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- zdravotní sestřičkaCzech
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