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Synonym of Nurturing

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nurture

Noun
1. the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
(synonym) raising, rearing
(hypernym) upbringing
(derivation) rear, raise, bring up, parent
2. raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
(synonym) breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, raising, rearing, upbringing
(hypernym) socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation
(derivation) rear, raise, bring up, parent

Verb
1. help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
(synonym) foster
(hypernym) encourage
(hyponym) patronize, patronise, patronage, support, keep going
(derivation) breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, raising, rearing, upbringing
2. bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
(synonym) rear, raise, bring up, parent
(hyponym) fledge
(cause) grow up
(derivation) breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, raising, rearing, upbringing
3. provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
(synonym) nourish, sustain
(hypernym) provide, supply, ply, cater
(hyponym) carry
(derivation) nurturance

  
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