|1.||[ noun ] encouragement; aiding the development of something|
|Related terms:||encouragement foster|
|2.||[ noun ] (sociology) raising someone to be an accepted member of the community|
|Synonyms:||rearing bringing_up nurture nurturing raising fosterage upbringing breeding|
"they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
|Related terms:||socialization foster rear foster|