n.1.The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.
A man neither by nature nor by nurture wise.
- Milton.
2.That which nourishes; food; diet.
v. t.1.To feed; to nourish.
[imp. & p. p. Nurtured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nurturing.]
2.To educate; to bring or train up.
He was nurtured where he had been born.
- Sir H. Wotton.
Noun1.Nurturenurture - the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
Synonyms: rearing, raising
2.nurture - raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
Verb1.nurture - help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
Synonyms: foster
2.nurture - bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
Synonyms: parent, bring up, rear, raise
3.nurture - provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
Synonyms: nourish, sustain

NURTURE. The act of taking care of children and educating them: the right to the nurture of children generally belongs to the father till the child shall arrive at the age of fourteen years, and not longer. Till then, he is guardian by nurture. Co. Litt. 38 b. But in special cases the mother will be preferred to the father; 5 Binn. R. 520; 2 S. & R. 174; and after the death of the father, the mother is guardian by nurture. Fl. 1. 1, c. 6; Com. Dig. Guardian, D.

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Translate Nurture to Spanish, Translate Nurture to German, Translate Nurture to French
nursery rhyme
nursery school
nursing aide
nursing bottle
nursing care
nursing home
nursing school
-- Nurture --
Nusa Tenggara
nut and bolt
nut bar
nut bread
Nut buoy
nut butter
nut case
Nut coal
Nut crab
nut grass
nut house
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