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Definition of 'nurture'

Noun

  1. the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
       Synonyms: raising rearing
  2. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
       Synonyms: breeding bringing up fostering fosterage raising rearing upbringing

Verb

  1. help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
       Synonyms: foster
  2. bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
       Synonyms: rear raise bring up parent
  3. provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
       Synonyms: nourish sustain


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