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  1. [noun] the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    Synonyms: raising, rearing

  2. [noun] raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
    Synonyms: breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, raising, rearing, upbringing

  3. [verb] help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
    Synonyms: foster

  4. [verb] bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
    Synonyms: rear, raise, bring up, parent

  5. [verb] provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
    Synonyms: nourish, sustain


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