Nurture meaning

nûrchər
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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Nurture is someone or something that provides support or nourishment.

An example of nurture is a parent raising a child.

An example of nurture is a senior employee teaching a new employee the details of the job.

An example of nurture is a well balanced meal.

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Anything that nourishes; food; nutriment.
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All the environmental factors, collectively, to which one is subjected from conception onward, as distinguished from one's nature or heredity.
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Something that nourishes; sustenance.
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To provide sustenance for; nourish.

The meadow that nurtures the cattle.

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The act or process of raising or promoting the development of; training, educating, fostering, etc.
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To feed or nourish.
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The action of raising or caring for offspring.

The nurture of an infant.

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The sum of environmental influences and conditions acting on an organism, especially in contrast to heredity.
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The fostering or overseeing of the development of something.

The nurture of an idea.

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The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.
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That which nourishes; food; diet.

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The environmental influences that contribute to the development of an individual; see also nature.
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To nourish or nurse.
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(figuratively, by extension) To encourage, especially the growth or development of something.
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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