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1. foster

verb. ['ˈfɑːstɝ'] promote the growth of.

Synonyms

  • boost
  • promote
  • further
  • advance

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity
  • dishearten

Etymology

  • fostor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word foster


1. Noun, singular or mass
A good foster parent can truly change the lives of disadvantaged children or children with difficult histories.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Develop rules that foster respect, caring and community in your classroom.

3. Adjective
Options include juvenile detention centers, home confinement, probation and placement with a relative or a foster home.

4. Verb, base form
It's all meant to foster a sense of community on the grounds.

Quotes containing the word foster


1. To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

2. The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
- Wendell Berry

3. A sure way of retaining the grace of heaven is to disregard outward appearances, and diligently to cultivate such things as foster amendment of life and fervour of soul, rather than to cultivate those qualities that seem most popular.
- Thomas à Kempis, The Inner Life

2. foster-mother

noun. a woman who is a foster parent and raises another's child.

Synonyms

  • foster-parent
  • foster parent

3. foster-father

noun. a man who is a foster parent.

Synonyms

  • foster parent
  • father figure
  • foster father
  • foster-parent

4. foster-child

noun. a child who is raised by foster parents.

Synonyms

  • nestling
  • kid
  • foster-son
  • fry
  • tyke
  • foster-daughter
  • small fry
  • foster child
  • tiddler
  • tike
  • child
  • foster son
  • minor
  • shaver
  • fosterling
  • youngster
  • nipper

Antonyms

  • male offspring
  • female offspring
  • parent
  • cool

5. foster-son

noun. someone who is raised as a son although not related by birth.

Synonyms

  • fosterling
  • foster son
  • foster-child

6. foster-daughter

noun. someone who is raised as a daughter although not related by birth.

Synonyms

  • fosterling
  • foster daughter
  • foster-child

7. foster

adjective. ['ˈfɑːstɝ'] providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties.

Synonyms

  • surrogate

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • fall short of

Etymology

  • fostor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. Foster

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

Synonyms

  • Stephen Collins Foster

9. foster

verb. ['ˈfɑːstɝ'] help develop, help grow.

Synonyms

  • serve
  • support
  • nurture
  • encourage
  • patronise
  • serve well
  • patronize
  • patronage

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • idle
  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • fostor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. foster

verb. ['ˈfɑːstɝ'] bring up under fosterage; of children.

Synonyms

  • raise
  • rear
  • nurture
  • bring up

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • fostor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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