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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cultivate, nurturing, cultivar, feed, foster, cultivating, nurtured, promote

How to pronounce nurture?

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How to use nurture in a sentence?

  1. Lee C. Bollinger:

    Nurture an appetite for being puzzled, for being confused, indeed for being openly stupid, and that - despite what you may think - is very difficult...We all know the cliche' that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. It is also true that a lot of knowledge can be a dangerous thing as well...use your ignorance as well as your knowledge for creative means.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

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

  3. Business Minister Shriti Vadera:

    I love the Britain that can nurture immigrants like me and make them its own.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness will bloom with fragrance and beauty if you plant the seeds of love with a deep driving desire in the garden of hope and nurture with tenderness, compassion, and care; if you are always eager to share.

  5. Sipho P Nkosi:

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


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