Nouns (11)

fosterage, bringing up, upbringing, rearing, raising, nurture, fostering, breeding
n. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
nurture, rearing, raising
n. the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

Verbs (10)

nurture, foster
v. help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
sustain, nurture, nourish
v. provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
bring up, parent, nurture, raise, rear
v. bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"

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Fuzzynyms (49)

beef up, fortify, strengthen
v. make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
shape up, get along, get on, come along, come on, advance, progress
v. develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
develop
v. grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
feed
v. feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity"
maintain, keep, sustain
v. supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
give suck, wet-nurse, lactate, nurse, suck, suckle, breastfeed
v. give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
aliment, nutrify, nourish
v. give nourishment to
assure, reassure
v. cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"
encourage
v. inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
have got, hold, have
v. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
maintain, keep
v. maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
support
v. support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
patronise, patronize, sponsor
v. assume sponsorship of
advance
v. pay in advance; "Can you advance me some money?"
hold, bear
v. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
purvey, provision
v. supply with provisions
afford, give, yield
v. be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
harbour, harbor
v. keep in one's possession; of animals
succour, succor
v. help in a difficult situation

Synonyms (2)

land, bring
v. bring into a different state; "this may land you in jail"

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