English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'nurse'

(noun) 
Definition
a person trained to look after sick people, usually in a hospital
Patients are dying because of an acute shortage of nurses.
Synonyms
carer
,
caregiver
,
angel (informal)
(noun) 
He was brought up by his old nurse.
Synonyms
nanny
A lot of parents are against the idea of employing a nanny.
,
nursemaid
She worked as nursemaid to the family of a diplomat.
(verb) 
Definition
to look after (a sick person)
All the years he was sick my mother had nursed him.
Synonyms
look after
,
treat
An experienced nurse treats all minor injuries.
,
tend
He tended the cat in her illness.
,
care for
,
take care of
,
minister to
For 44 years they had ministered to the poor and the sick.
(verb) 
Definition
to harbour or foster (a feeling)
He nursed an ambition to lead his own orchestra.
Synonyms
harbour
He harboured a grudge against his superior.
,
have
I'm not having any of that nonsense.
,
maintain
You should always maintain your friendships.
,
preserve
We will do everything we can to preserve peace.
,
entertain
I wouldn't entertain the idea of doing such a job.
,
cherish
She cherished an ambition to be an actor.
,
keep alive
(verb) 
Definition
to breast-feed (a baby)
She did not have enough milk to nurse the infant.
Synonyms
breast-feed
,
feed
Feeding a hungry family is expensive.
, ,
nourish
They continued to nourish hopes of victory.
,
suckle
,
wet-nurse

Additional synonyms

in the sense of cherish
She cherished an ambition to be an actor.
in the sense of entertain
Definition
to consider (an idea or suggestion)
I wouldn't entertain the idea of doing such a job.
Synonyms
think about,
conceive of,
bear in mind,
keep in mind,
think over,
muse over,
give thought to,
cogitate on,
allow yourself to consider,
NtRtain
in the sense of feed
Definition
to supply or prepare food for
Feeding a hungry family is expensive.
Synonyms
cater for,
provide for,
provide with food,
cook for,
wine and dine,
victual,

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