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The action or process of nurturing someone or something
“And nurture is interrupted again when your colleague's husband is stopped from checking their baby.”
Development, nourishment
Upbringing, education, and environment, contrasted with inborn characteristics as an influence on or determinant of personality
“The human organism learns partly by nature, partly by nurture.”
To supply with nourishment
“Parents want to know the best way to nurture and raise their children to adulthood.”
Help or encourage the development of
“It seems to me that democracy's challenge is to nurture civic virtues among all citizens - not just elites.”
To promote or encourage the development of
“The modern conservatory is not an environment for nurturing plants.”
“… she feels that her lifelong practice of reading the Bible daily has nurtured her in ways she cannot describe.”
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