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Synonyms for nurse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nurse(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    nursemaid, nanny

  2. nanny, nursemaid, nurse(verb)

    a woman who is the custodian of children

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

  3. nurse(verb)

    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, nurse(verb)

    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. nurse(verb)

    serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people

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

  6. nurse(verb)

    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 suck(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. nurse(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nurse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    nourish, nurture, supply with nourishment

  2. nurse(v. a.)

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

  3. nurse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cherish, foster, encourage, succor, promote

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nurse(v)

    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

How to pronounce nurse?

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Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say nurse in sign language?

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How to use nurse in a sentence?

  1. Patrick Leahy:

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

  2. Shannon Farrell:

    She has swabbed countless people at the clinic since, wondering if shes exposing herself to the virus. Like many of her colleagues working in the COVID-19 world, she takes every possible precaution ; she showers at work after her shift, trying to ensure that she doesnt expose her parents to anything. Her work clothes go immediately into the washing machine. I just feel like this is such an unknown, said Koplin, who plans to return to bobsled next fall assuming bobsled season happens. Theres so many uncertainties and Im like, I dont want to take any chances in the sense that Im dragging this super-contagious virus around my house. Bren Jensen can relate. Shes a COVID-19 survivor. Being a survivor is her specialty. She lost a leg in a lawn-mower accident as a child and went on to represent the U.S. in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympics. She caught the virus, and a doctor that she shares an office with tested positive soon afterward. Theres no way of knowing how Bren Jensen got it or if she transmitted it to anyone else, but she was racked by guilt anyway. Ill be the first to admit that I was very skeptical, Bren Jensen said. Those first couple of weeks, I was even telling patients, Theres really not much to be concerned about unless you have underlying health issues or chronic lung disease. And then I came down with it and I realized how serious it was, because Im completely healthy and it took me down. She stayed down for three weeks, then returned to work. Her office has gone to whats called virtual visits, where patients are being seen remotely. Thats been a lifesaver just to keep everybody else calm, Bren Jensen said. Calmness is something Shannon Farrell has not found easily. Last week, she and another nurse held a mans hand as Shannon Farrell died, separated from Shannon Farrell family because of the threat of the virus. Easter dinner with her own family a couple days later was held outside, in a Wendys parking lot, social distancing practiced as they stood around their cars. The strangeness has been impossibly hard for Shannon Farrell to process. She knew as a high school junior, seven years ago, that this was her calling. But this may be beyond any worst-case scenario she envisioned. I helped to take care of my grandmother when she was sick with leukemia, and I remember liking that feeling of being helpful and making her feel more comfortable.

  3. Nurse Efe Obiakor:

    As a Black nurse, it's very important for me to come out today because in the system where I work, and in the NHS as a whole, there is racism.

  4. Marjan Holbrook:

    It was even better than that, i had a nurse pushing her.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    Being a mom, what are you ? You're a diplomat, interpersonal relationships. You're a chef. You're a chauffeur. You're a problem solver. You're a nurse. You're a health care provider. You have so much, and that's just with the children, not to mention the other aspects of family, i don't think that before I had five children in six years that I used time as effectively as I did as a mom. ... I didn't even have time sometimes to wash my face.


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