Synonyms for nurse

Synonyms for (noun) nurse

Synonyms: nanny, nurse, nursemaid

Definition: a woman who is the custodian of children

Similar words: keeper

Definition: someone in charge of other people

Usage: am I my brother's keeper?


Similar words: woman, adult female

Definition: an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

Usage: the woman kept house while the man hunted


Synonyms: nurse

Definition: one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)

Similar words: health care provider, health professional, caregiver, PCP, primary care provider

Definition: a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability

Synonyms for (verb) nurse

Synonyms: nurse

Definition: try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury

Usage: He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics


Synonyms: lactate, wet-nurse, breastfeed, suck, suckle, nurse, give suck

Definition: give suck to

Usage: The wetnurse suckled the infant; You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

Similar words: feed, give

Definition: give food to

Usage: Feed the starving children in India; don't give the child this tough meat


Synonyms: entertain, hold, harbor, harbour, nurse

Definition: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

Usage: bear a grudge; entertain interesting notions; harbor a resentment

Similar words: feel, experience

Definition: undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

Usage: She felt resentful; He felt regret


Synonyms: nurse

Definition: treat carefully

Usage: He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon; He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly

Similar words: do by, treat, handle

Definition: interact in a certain way

Usage: Do right by her; Treat him with caution, please; Handle the press reporters gently


Synonyms: nurse

Definition: serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people

Similar words: care, give care

Definition: provide care for

Usage: The nurse was caring for the wounded