Synonyms for foster

Synonyms for (noun) foster

Synonyms: Foster, Stephen Collins Foster, Stephen Foster

Definition: United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)

Similar words: songster, songwriter, ballad maker

Definition: a composer of words or music for popular songs

Synonyms for (verb) foster

Synonyms: foster, nurture

Definition: help develop, help grow

Usage: nurture his talents

Similar words: encourage

Definition: inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

Synonyms: foster

Definition: bring up under fosterage; of children

Similar words: bring up, raise, rear, parent, nurture

Definition: bring up

Usage: raise a family; bring up children

Synonyms: further, foster

Definition: promote the growth of

Usage: Foster our children's well-being and education

Similar words: boost, advance, encourage, further, promote

Definition: contribute to the progress or growth of

Usage: I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Synonyms for (adj) foster

Synonyms: foster, surrogate

Definition: providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties

Usage: foster parent; foster child; foster home; surrogate father

Similar words: adoptive

Definition: of parents and children; related by adoption

Usage: adoptive parents

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