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Meaning & Definition of Nurture in English

English

Nurture

/nərʧər/

noun

1. The properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

    synonym:
  • raising
  • ,
  • rearing
  • ,
  • nurture

2. Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

  • "They debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
    synonym:
  • breeding
  • ,
  • bringing up
  • ,
  • fostering
  • ,
  • fosterage
  • ,
  • nurture
  • ,
  • raising
  • ,
  • rearing
  • ,
  • upbringing

verb

1. Help develop, help grow

  • "Nurture his talents"
    synonym:
  • foster
  • ,
  • nurture

2. Bring up

  • "Raise a family"
  • "Bring up children"
    synonym:
  • rear
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • bring up
  • ,
  • nurture
  • ,
  • parent

3. Provide with nourishment

  • "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"
  • "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
    synonym:
  • nourish
  • ,
  • nurture
  • ,
  • sustain