Definition for fostering

adjective as in nursing

noun as in adoption

Strong matches

fosterage, raising

Weak matches

adopting, naturalizing, taking in

noun as in cultivation

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Example Sentences

The ISI came to the CIA for assistance in fostering a revolt that had developed in the Afghan countryside against Communist rule.

The modern world has strayed somewhat from fostering the same sense of adventure that bred his youthful imagination.

Huckabee should deliver a jeremiad lambasting Washington for its role in fostering the housing collapse and the Great Recession.

For those in the movement, this means cultivating an attachment to Israel while fostering critical thinking.

It was a means of continuing the revolution by fostering it elsewhere.

However, madame, I count upon it that you will be able to dispel such doubts as I am fostering.

Year by year the head of game in the Walls End preserves, under Haggard's fostering care, had increased.

Even the fact that Santa Fé had been for a period under the fostering wings of the American eagle did not make it grow much.

These were the very old, and those who had lived through their fostering were paying them beautiful tribute.

That organ has only to exhale, in its degree, a fostering tropic air in order to produce complications almost beyond reckoning.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fostering, such as: attending, cherishing, tending, caring for, and watching over.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.