Synonyms of nurture


1. raising, rearing, nurture, upbringing

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

2. 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. foster, nurture, encourage

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

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

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

3. nourish, nurture, sustain, provide, supply, ply, cater

usage: provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

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Definition and meaning of nurture (Dictionary)