Nurture Definition

nûrchər
nurtured, nurtures, nurturing
noun
nurtures
The action of raising or caring for offspring.
The nurture of an infant.
American Heritage Medicine
The sum of environmental influences and conditions acting on an organism, especially in contrast to heredity.
American Heritage Medicine
The act or process of raising or promoting the development of; training, educating, fostering, etc.
Webster's New World
Anything that nourishes; food; nutriment.
Webster's New World
All the environmental factors, collectively, to which one is subjected from conception onward, as distinguished from one's nature or heredity.
Webster's New World
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verb
nurtured, nurtures, nurturing
To raise by educating, training, etc.
Webster's New World
To promote the development of.
Webster's New World
To encourage or help develop; cultivate.
American Heritage
To feed or nourish.
Webster's New World
Nurture is defined as to feed, train or help develop someone or something.
An example of nurture is a mother bird feeding her baby birds.
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Other Word Forms of Nurture

Noun

Singular:
nurture
Plural:
nurtures

Origin of Nurture

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin nūtrītūra act of suckling from Latin nūtrītus past participle of nūtrīre to suckle (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English norture, noriture, from Old French norriture, norreture, from Late Latin nutritura (“nourishment"), from Latin nutrire (“to nourish").

    From Wiktionary

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