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Definition 1: helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community - [noun denoting act]

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

  • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

Synonyms for nurture in the sense of this definition

(nurture is a kind of ...) the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

"the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"

Definition 2: the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for nurture in the sense of this definition

(nurture is a kind of ...) properties acquired during a person's formative years

Definition 3: help develop, help grow - [verb of communication]

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

  • nurture his talents

Synonyms for nurture in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of nurture ) 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 nurture ) 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"

Definition 4: provide with nourishment - [verb of consumption]

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

  • We sustained ourselves on bread and water
  • This kind of food is not nourishing for young children

Synonyms for nurture in the sense of this definition

(nurture is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of nurture ) be able to feed

"This land will carry ten cows to the acre"

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

  • raise a family
  • bring up children

Synonyms for nurture in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of nurture ) feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight

(... is a kind of nurture ) bring up from infancy

(... is a kind of nurture ) bring up under fosterage; of children

(nurture causes ...) become an adult

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