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

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

  • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

Synonyms for upbringing in the sense of this definition

(upbringing 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: properties acquired during a person's formative years - [noun denoting attribute]

(upbringing is a kind of ...) any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors

"my only inheritance was my mother's blessing" "the world's heritage of knowledge"

(... is a kind of upbringing ) the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)

"a woman of breeding and refinement"

(... is a kind of upbringing ) the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

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