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1. nurture

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • idle
  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • norture (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Nurture

  • mckercher
  • searcher
  • burcher
  • birtcher
  • bircher

Example sentences of the word nurture


1. Verb, base form
Establishing yourself as a self-employed color consultant can be difficult, so be sure to nurture your commercial skills.

2. Noun, singular or mass
It is also the duty of a wife to manage the household and nurture any children.

Quotes containing the word nurture


1. We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

2. My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.
- Annie Leibovitz

3. When I was working on my first novel, 'The Quilter's Apprentice,' I knew I wanted to write about friendship, especially women's friendship and how women use friendship to sustain themselves and nurture each other.
- Jennifer Chiaverini

2. nurture

verb. ['ˈnɝːtʃɝ'] provide with nourishment.

Synonyms

  • supply
  • provide
  • carry
  • nourish
  • sustain
  • ply

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • norture (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. nurture

noun. ['ˈnɝːtʃɝ'] the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child.

Synonyms

  • upbringing
  • rearing

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • biological
  • fall short of

Etymology

  • norture (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. nurture

noun. ['ˈnɝːtʃɝ'] helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community.

Synonyms

  • enculturation
  • rearing
  • acculturation
  • raising
  • bringing up
  • socialisation
  • fosterage
  • upbringing
  • breeding
  • fostering

Antonyms

  • fall
  • decreasing
  • discouragement
  • inelegance

Etymology

  • norture (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. nurture

verb. ['ˈnɝːtʃɝ'] bring up.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity
  • dishearten

Etymology

  • norture (Middle English (1100-1500))
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