1. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing, socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation

usage: helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"


1. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth, make, create

usage: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

2. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent

usage: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"

3. bring up, promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate

usage: promote from a lower position or rank; "This player was brought up to the major league"

4. raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up, move, displace

usage: raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"

5. bring up, stop

usage: cause to come to a sudden stop; "The noise brought her up in shock"

6. raise, bring up, mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer

usage: put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"

7. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer, think of, have in mind, mean

usage: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

8. boot, reboot, bring up, resuscitate, revive

usage: cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; "boot your computer"

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