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Synonyms for nurture
ˈnɜr tʃər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raising, rearing, nurture(noun)

    the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

    Synonyms:
    raising, fostering, lift, rearing, breeding, bringing up, upbringing, fosterage, elevation

  2. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing(verb)

    helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

    "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

    Synonyms:
    rearing, education, breeding, fostering, facts of life, gentility, upbringing, training, bringing up, elevation, procreation, lift, raising, fosterage, reproduction, genteelness

  3. foster, nurture(verb)

    help develop, help grow

    "nurture his talents"

    Synonyms:
    bring up, rear, sustain, foster, raise, nourish, parent, further

  4. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent(verb)

    bring up

    "raise a family"; "bring up children"

    Synonyms:
    kindle, rise, arouse, put forward, leaven, set up, upgrade, boot, provoke, elevate, kick upstairs, recruit, upraise, enkindle, put up, heighten, stir, refer, elicit, advance, conjure, lift, fire, farm, cite, grow, bring up, conjure up, resurrect, levy, advert, promote, nourish, prove, erect, raise, name, call down, get up, produce, call forth, invoke, mention, reboot, evoke, rear, foster, parent, sustain, rise up, enhance

  5. 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, support, hold up, hold, sustain, bring up, confirm, foster, nutrify, rear, aliment, get, corroborate, maintain, nourish, substantiate, affirm, raise, prolong, parent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nurture

    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, nurse, protect, shelter, treasure, value

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nurture(n.)

    Synonyms:
    nourishment, food, diet

  2. nurture(n.)

    Synonyms:
    training, education, instruction, discipline, tuition, schooling, breeding

  3. nurture(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    feed, nourish

  4. nurture(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    train, educate, instruct, school, rear, breed, discipline, bring up

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nurture(n)

    Synonyms:
    care, training, food, nourishment

  2. nurture(v)

    Synonyms:
    feed, nourish, nurse, educate, train, school

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How to use nurture in a sentence?

  1. Erica Jong:

    Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to nurture it in solitude and to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.

  2. Daron Shaw:

    There is some evidence here that President Trump is starting to realize some of the political benefits of robust economic growth, but the connection is tenuous now and the White House would be wise to carefully nurture it in advance of the November elections.

  3. 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.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Never seek what you are not, but nurture what you are.

  5. Hirokazu Ouchi:

    Companies will hire someone for two to three years, but they have no intention of investing the time or the money to nurture that employee.

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