Synonyms of foster
1 bring upDictionary • She has fostered more than 100 children.
mother • She felt a great need to mother him.
raise • the house where she was raised
nurse • All the years he was sick my mother had nursed him.
rear • I was reared in east Texas.
take care of
nurture • Parents want to know the best way to nurture and raise their children to adulthood.
2 developDictionary • They are keen to foster trading links with the West.
support • He supported the hardworking people.
further • Education needn't only be about furthering your career.
encourage • Their task is to encourage private investment in Russia.
feed • Wealth is feeding our obsession with house prices.
promote • His country will do everything possible to promote peace.
uphold • upholding the artist's right to creative freedom
nurture • Seema's interest in literature was nurtured by her parents.
cultivate • She went out of her way to cultivate his friendship.
foment • They accused strike leaders of fomenting violence.
, hold out against
3 cherishDictionary • She fostered a fierce ambition.
cherish • He cherished an ambition to be an actor.
sustain • I am sustained by letters of support.
entertain • I wouldn't entertain the idea of doing such a job.
harbour • He might have been murdered by someone harbouring a grudge.
accommodate • Students are accommodated in homes nearby.
nourish • They continued to nourish hopes of victory.
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accommodateTo accommodate someone means to provide them with a place to live or stay.
• Students are accommodated in homes nearby.
• He cherished an ambition to be an actor.
• She went out of her way to cultivate his friendship.
Thesaurus for foster from the Collins English Thesaurus