Synonyms of nurture
1 upbringingDictionary • The human organism learns partly by nature, partly by nurture.
upbringing • Martin's upbringing shaped his whole life.
training • He had no formal training as a decorator.
education • institutions for the care and education of children
instruction • Each candidate is given instruction in safety.
1 bring upDictionary • Parents want to know the best way to nurture and raise their children to adulthood.
raise • the house where she was raised
rear • I was reared in east Texas.
2 tendDictionary • The modern conservatory is not an environment for nurturing plants.
tend • The grey-haired lady dug and tended her garden.
grow • I always grow a few red onions in my allotment.
cultivate • She cultivated a small garden of her own.
3 encourageDictionary • Seema's interest in literature was nurtured by her parents.
encourage • Their task is to encourage private investment in Russia.
support • I've supported Newcastle all my miserable life.
sustain • I am sustained by letters of support.
cultivate • She went out of her way to cultivate his friendship.
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cultivateIf you cultivate land or crops, you prepare land and grow crops on it.
• She cultivated a small garden of her own.
• She went out of her way to cultivate his friendship.
• Watch your diet - you need plenty of fruit and vegetables.
Thesaurus for nurture from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act or process of promoting the development, etc, of a child