nur·ture [nur-cher] (previously 07-07-13)
verb (used with object)
1. to feed and protect: to nurture one's offspring.
2. to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture promising musicians.
3. to bring up; train; educate.
4. rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like.
5. development: the nurture of young artists.
6. something that nourishes; nourishment; food.
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WORDS RELATED TO NURTURE
feed, discipline, training, nutriment, provisions, victuals, food, subsistence, provender, instruction, upbringing, diet, sustenance, viands, breeding, education, care, rearing, edibles, bolster
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1, 3. See nurse.
Origin: 1300–50; (noun) Middle English norture < Middle French, variant of nourriture < Late Latin nutritura a nourishing, equivalent to Latin nutrit ( us ) (past participle of nutrire to feed, nourish) + -ura -ure; (v.) derivative of the noun
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