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nurture

 
Noun nurture has 2 senses
  1. raising, rearing, nurture - the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    --1 is a kind of upbringing
    Derived forms: verb nurture2, verb nurture1
  2. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing - raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
    --2 is a kind of socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation
    Derived forms: verb nurture2, verb nurture1
Verb nurture has 3 senses
  1. foster, nurture - help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
    --1 is one way to encourage
    Derived forms: noun nurture2, noun nurture1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent - bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
    Derived forms: noun nurture2, noun nurture1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. nourish, nurture, sustain - provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
    --3 is one way to provide, supply, ply, cater
    Derived form: noun nurturance1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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