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Synonyms for nurtureˈnɜr 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

    raising, nurture, 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

    rearing, education, breeding, fostering, nurture, facts of life, gentility, upbringing, training, bringing up, elevation, procreation, lift, raising, fosterage, reproduction, genteelness

  3. foster, nurture(verb)

    help develop, help grow

    bring up, nurture, rear, sustain, foster, raise, nourish, parent, further

  4. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent(verb)

    bring up

    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, nurture, 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

    have, suffer, keep up, keep, nurture, 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.

    cheer, cherish, cling to, comfort, encourage, entertain, foster, harbor, hold dear, nourish, nurse, protect, shelter, treasure, value

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nurture(n.)

    nourishment, food, diet

  2. nurture(n.)

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

  3. nurture(v. a.)

    feed, nourish

  4. nurture(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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

Translations for nurture

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تنشئة, تربيهArabic
  • výživa, výchovaCzech
  • fördern, hegen und pflegen, Päppeln, Umsorgen, Umhegen, voranbringenGerman
  • διατροφή, τροφή, διατρέφω, γαλούχηση, τρέφω, ανατροφήGreek
  • crianza, ternura, nutrir, alimento, criar, desarollamiento, cuidado, levantamientoSpanish
  • hoitaa, kasvatus, hoito, kasvattaa, ravinto, vaaliaFinnish
  • alimenter, favoriser, nourrirFrench
  • oiliúintIrish
  • पालन-पोषणHindi
  • memeliharaIndonesian
  • nutrireItalian
  • 育成, 育成するJapanese
  • koesterenDutch
  • cultivare, creștere, educareRomanian
  • brigaSerbo-Croatian
  • зроститиUkrainian

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