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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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Australian
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Indian

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How to use nurse in a sentence?

  1. Heather Weiner:

    Most Washington critical access hospitals are operating with a surplus and can afford to bring on one extra nurse or technician.

  2. Vilma Rozen:

    It’s household management, it’s home health aide, it’s a nurse, it’s running around, it’s taxi driver, it’s all the stuff together, it’s [to] be the family, it’s [to] be everything.

  3. Francine Valerie Ingrassia -RRB- Ingrassia:

    My son’s story will be the platform to make a change because watching this unfold in front of me my three children was terrifying. I am forever grateful for everyone on that flight who aligned themselves to save his life. Nurse Kelly, teen passengers who gave us their Epi-pens and staff, but I am so disappointed in AA as a corporation for endangering lives of so many passengers. I pray for change and change will happen if we come together on this.

  4. Christian Reyes:

    We always figured you to go college to study to become a doctor or a nurse, but no one in our family had any idea you could study manufacturing.

  5. Sandy Blankenships daughter:

    This virus is nasty, any time I was in Life Care, they were very attentive. And the staff at Starr Regional was amazing. I live seven hours away and the nurse caring for her when she passed dressed out to go in and put the phone to her ear so Sandy Blankenships daughter, my husbandand my son could say goodbye.

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