Associations to the word «Nurture»


NURTURE, noun. The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.
NURTURE, noun. That which nourishes; food; diet.
NURTURE, noun. The environmental influences that contribute to the development of an individual; see also nature.
NURTURE, verb. To nourish or nurse.
NURTURE, verb. (figuratively) (by extension) To encourage, especially the growth or development of something.

Dictionary definition

NURTURE, noun. The properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child.
NURTURE, noun. Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important".
NURTURE, verb. Help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents".
NURTURE, verb. Bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children".
NURTURE, verb. Provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis