Synonyms

1. foster-parent

noun. a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child.

Synonyms

  • foster-father
  • foster parent
  • foster-mother
  • foster father
  • foster mother
  • defender
  • guardian
  • protector

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Example sentences of the word foster-parent


1. Noun Phrase
However, foster parents do receive a monthly payment for caring for children in the foster care system.

2. foster-mother

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

Synonyms

  • foster-parent
  • foster parent

3. parent

noun. ['ˈpɛrənt'] a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian.

Synonyms

  • stepparent
  • adopter
  • begetter
  • family
  • empty nester
  • genitor
  • father
  • male parent
  • female parent
  • mother
  • family unit
  • adoptive parent

Antonyms

  • father
  • male parent
  • female parent
  • mother

Etymology

  • parent (Anglo-Norman)

4. foster

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

Synonyms

  • boost
  • promote
  • further
  • advance

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity
  • dishearten

Etymology

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

5. parent

noun. ['ˈpɛrənt'] an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained.

Synonyms

  • being

Antonyms

  • follower
  • discourage

Etymology

  • parent (Anglo-Norman)

6. 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))

7. Foster

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

Synonyms

  • Stephen Collins Foster

8. parent

verb. ['ˈpɛrənt'] bring up.

Synonyms

  • raise
  • rear
  • cradle
  • fledge
  • nurture
  • bring up
  • grow up

Antonyms

  • bore
  • fall
  • lower
  • curse

Etymology

  • parent (Anglo-Norman)

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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