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nurture

nur·ture

nurture

 
 
pronunciation:
nuhr chr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: nurtured, nurtures, nurturing
definition 1: to encourage the growth and development of.
She nurtured the plants.
synonyms:
cultivate, foster, nourish
antonyms:
hinder, neglect
similar words:
baby, breed, cherish, father, feed, grow, maintain, mother, nurse, provide for, raise, sustain, take care of, tend
definition 2: to provide training for; teach.
A good school will nurture its pupils in many ways.
synonyms:
cultivate, teach, train
similar words:
develop, discipline, educate, father, guide, mold, prepare, school, take care of, tutor
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of encouraging and promoting growth, development, or education.
synonyms:
cultivation, development
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
care, education, encouragement, growth, guidance, nutrition, sustenance, tutelage
definition 2: sustaining food; nourishment.
synonyms:
aliment, food, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance
similar words:
nutriment, subsistence
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derivations: nurturable (adj.), nurtureless (adj.), nurturer (n.)