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Noun: fosterage  fós-tu-rij
  1. Encouragement; aiding the development of something
    - fostering
  2. Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    - breeding, bringing up, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing

Derived forms: fosterages

Type of: acculturation, encouragement, enculturation, socialisation [Brit], socialization

Encyclopedia: Fosterage