|1.||[ verb ] help develop, help grow|
"nurture his talents"
|Related terms:||encourage serve patronize breeding fostering|
|2.||[ noun ] the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child|
|Related terms:||upbringing rear|
|3.||[ verb ] (food) provide with nourishment|
"We sustained ourselves on bread and water" "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
|Related terms:||provide carry nutriment sustenance|
|4.||[ verb ] bring up|
|Synonyms:||raise rear bring_up parent|
"raise a family" "bring up children"
|Related terms:||cradle fledge foster parent lineage breeding raising grow_up|
|5.||[ noun ] (sociology) raising someone to be an accepted member of the community|
|Synonyms:||rearing bringing_up fosterage nurturing raising fostering upbringing breeding|
"they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
|Related terms:||socialization foster rear foster|