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Synonyms for nurture
ˈnɜr tʃərnur·ture

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. raising, rearing, nurturenoun

    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, upbringingverb

    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, nurtureverb

    help develop, help grow

    "nurture his talents"

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

  4. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parentverb

    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, sustainverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nurturenoun

    Synonyms:
    nourishment, food, diet

  2. nurturenoun

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

  3. nurtureverb

    Synonyms:
    feed, nourish

  4. nurtureverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nurturenoun

    Synonyms:
    care, training, food, nourishment

  2. nurtureverb

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

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How to use nurture in a sentence?

  1. School Janice Eddy:

    Those animals are very much about supporting the children just to be in touch with the animals to understand empathy, to learn to care for them, to nurture the animals, so we've got two families of rescued rabbits, and that children care for all children have access to, to the rabbits, and we also have battery hens.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Nurture your mind with great thoughts to believe in the heroic makes heroes.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Most people suffer in life because they ruin and sacrifice a certain beautiful today, for a hope of an uncertain glorious tomorrow. If today you destroy a potential seed, how will it flower tomorrow sow and nurture all the seeds today and MickeyMize your life! Share this with as many for a fragrant world.

  4. Fred Rogers:

    I went into television because I hated it so, and I thought,' there's some way of using this fabulous instrument to nurture those who would watch and listen.' ... The whole idea is to look at the television camera and present as much love as you possibly could to a person who might feel that he or she needs it.

  5. Sipho P Nkosi:

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


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