Synonyms of 'nourish'
to provide with the food necessary for life and growthThe food the mother eats nourishes both her and her baby.
to encourage or foster (an idea or feeling)This attitude has been carefully nourished by a small group of journalists and scholars.
Their task is to encourage private investment in Russia.
I have children to support, and a home to be maintained.
the basic costs of maintaining a child
His country will do everything possible to promote peace.
He has sustained his fierce social conscience.
They are keen to foster trading links with the West.
She went out of her way to cultivate his friendship.
They continued to nourish hopes of victory.
She cherished an ambition to be an actor.
I want to have my own business.
She has never held a ministerial post.
I wouldn't entertain the idea of doing such a job.
He harboured a grudge against his superior.
He nursed an ambition to lead his own orchestra.
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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 entertain
to consider (an idea or suggestion)I wouldn't entertain the idea of doing such a job.
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