Synonyms for nurture

Synonyms for (noun) nurture

Synonyms: nurture, breeding, bringing up, raising, rearing, fosterage, fostering, upbringing

Definition: helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

Usage: they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

Similar words: socialisation, socialization, enculturation, acculturation

Definition: the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

Usage: the socialization of children to the norms of their culture


Synonyms: raising, rearing, nurture

Definition: the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

Similar words: upbringing

Definition: properties acquired during a person's formative years

Synonyms for (verb) nurture

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: sustain, nourish, nurture

Definition: provide with nourishment

Usage: We sustained ourselves on bread and water; This kind of food is not nourishing for young children

Similar words: cater, supply, provide, ply

Definition: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

Usage: The hostess provided lunch for all the guests