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Noun: rearing  reer-ing
  1. The properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    - raising, nurture
  2. Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    "they debated whether nature or rearing was more important";
    - breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, upbringing
Verb: rear  reer
  1. Stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds
    "The horse reared in terror";
    - rise up
  2. Look after a child until it is an adult
    "rear a family";
    - raise, bring up, nurture, parent
  3. Become or appear high or tall
    "The building reared before them";
    - rise, lift
  4. Cause to rise up
    - erect
  5. (construction) Construct, build
    - raise, erect, set up, put up

Derived forms: rearings

Type of: acculturation, appear, bring up, build, construct, elevate, enculturation, get up, lift, look, make, raise, seem, socialisation [Brit], socialization, straighten, upbringing

Encyclopedia: Rearing