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Definition 1: United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for foster in the sense of this definition

(foster is an instance of ...) a composer of words or music for popular songs

Definition 2: help develop, help grow - [verb of communication]

Samples where foster or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nurture his talents

Synonyms for foster in the sense of this definition

(foster is a kind of ...) inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

(... is a kind of foster ) be a regular customer or client of

"We patronize this store" "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"

(... is a kind of foster ) promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to

"Art serves commerce" "Their interests are served" "The lake serves recreation" "The President's wisdom has served the country well"

Samples where foster or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Foster our children's well-being and education

Synonyms for foster in the sense of this definition

(foster is a kind of ...) contribute to the progress or growth of

"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

(foster is a kind of ...) look after a child until it is an adult

"raise a family" "bring up children"

Definition 5: providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where foster or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • foster parent
  • foster child
  • foster home
  • surrogate father

Synonyms for foster in the sense of this definition

(foster is similar to ...) of parents and children; related by adoption

"adoptive parents"

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