Nurture Nur"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nurtured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nurturing}.] 1. To feed; to nourish. [1913 Webster]

2. To educate; to bring or train up. [1913 Webster]

He was nurtured where he had been born. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To nourish; nurse; cherish; bring up; educate; tend.

Usage: To {Nurture}, {Nourish}, {Cherish}. Nourish denotes to supply with food, or cause to grow; as, to nourish a plant, to nourish rebellion. To nurture is to train up with a fostering care, like that of a mother; as, to nurture into strength; to nurture in sound principles. To cherish is to hold and treat as dear; as, to cherish hopes or affections. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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