Synonyms for rearing

Synonyms for (noun) rearing

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 (adj) rearing

Synonyms: rampant, rearing

Definition: rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

Usage: a lion rampant

Similar words: erect, upright, vertical

Definition: upright in position or posture

Usage: an erect stature; erect flower stalks; for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression; a column still vertical amid the ruins; he sat bolt upright

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