Synonyms of 'foster'
to bring up (a child not one's own)She has fostered more than 100 children.
to promote the growth or development ofThey are keen to foster trading links with the West.
He supported the hardworking people.
Education needn't only be about furthering your career.
Their task is to encourage private investment in Russia.
Wealth is feeding our obsession with house prices.
His country will do everything possible to promote peace.
upholding the artist's right to creative freedom
Seema's interest in literature was nurtured by her parents.
She went out of her way to cultivate his friendship.
They accused strike leaders of fomenting violence.
She fostered a fierce ambition.
She cherished an ambition to be an actor.
I am sustained by letters of support.
I wouldn't entertain the idea of doing such a job.
He harboured a grudge against his superior.
Students are accommodated in homes nearby.
They continued to nourish hopes of victory.
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in the sense of accommodate
to provide with lodgingsStudents are accommodated in homes nearby.
in the sense of cultivate
to develop or improve (something) by giving special attention to itShe went out of her way to cultivate his friendship.
in the sense of encourage
to stimulate (something or someone) by approval or helpTheir task is to encourage private investment in Russia.
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