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Verb: nurture  nur-chu(r)
  1. Help develop, help grow
    "nurture his talents";
    - foster
     
  2. Provide for and care for during childhood
    "nurture a family";
    - rear, raise, bring up, parent
     
  3. Provide with nourishment
    - nourish, sustain
Noun: nurture  nur-chu(r)
  1. The properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    - raising, rearing
     
  2. Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important";
    - breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, raising, rearing, upbringing

Derived forms: nurturing, nurtured, nurtures

Type of: acculturation, cater, encourage, enculturation, ply, provide, socialisation [Brit], socialization, supply, upbringing

Encyclopedia: Nurture