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To care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing
“We can only trust that parents will do their best to nurture their children to adulthood.”
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To provide with nourishment
“The mother elephant would nurture her newborn with her milk.”
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To help or encourage the growth or development of
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“The challenge for parents is to nurture solid values in their children.”
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To teach, train or educate in a given field
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“She believes that reading religious texts will nurture her in spiritual ways.”
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(with object) To cause vegetation or plants to germinate and develop
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To strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
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One's upbringing, usually of a child
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To act as someone's mentor
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To be excessively fond of
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(usually used in simple past form "wanted") To feel appreciation for
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To give delight or amusement to
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To prepare oneself
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To provide assistance to someone or something
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The action or process of nurturing or cultivating someone or something
“Children who've grown up without nurture may lack any sense that they can be something other than what they are.”
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Upbringing, education, and environment, contrasted with inborn characteristics
“The human organism learns partly by nature, partly by nurture.”
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The provision of food
“Here, you will find a camp where you can receive nurture and rest.”
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The science or art of teaching
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Food, clothes, and other essentials for living
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The act of ministering
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The development of a disease from its causes, or its period of incubation
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The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity
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Cultivation of person
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