Synonyms of foster


1. Foster, Stephen Foster, Stephen Collins Foster

usage: United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)


1. foster, further, promote, advance, boost, further, encourage

usage: promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"

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

usage: bring up under fosterage; of children

3. foster, nurture, encourage

usage: help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"


1. foster, surrogate, adoptive (vs. biological)

usage: providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties; "foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father"

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Definition and meaning of foster (Dictionary)