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See definition of mothering on Dictionary.com
  • as innurse
  • as inprocreate
  • as inpropagate
  • as inreproduce
  • as inspawn

synonyms for mothering

  • cradle
  • feed
  • keep an eye on
  • look after
  • nourish
  • take care of
  • vaccinate
  • advance
  • aid
  • attend
  • baby-sit
  • cherish
  • cultivate
  • encourage
  • father
  • forward
  • foster
  • further
  • harbor
  • humor
  • immunize
  • indulge
  • inoculate
  • irradiate
  • medicate
  • mother
  • nurture
  • pamper
  • preserve
  • promote
  • serve
  • sit
  • succor
  • support
  • treat
  • keep alive
  • keep tabs on
  • minister to
  • see to
  • take charge of
  • wait on
  • watch out for
  • watch over

antonyms for mothering

MOST RELEVANT
  • starve
  • block
  • cease
  • condemn
  • destroy
  • discourage
  • disregard
  • halt
  • hinder
  • hurt
  • ignore
  • impede
  • injure
  • neglect
  • obstruct
  • refuse
  • stop
  • decrease
  • deplete
  • destroy
  • diminish
  • finish
  • halt
  • kill
  • lessen
  • reduce
  • result
  • stop
  • conceal
  • hide
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How to use mothering in a sentence

In other words, the gap in mothering time may be shrinking between less-educated and well-educated moms.
THE GAP IN PARENTING TIME BETWEEN MIDDLE- AND WORKING-CLASS MOMS HAS SHRUNKSUJATA GUPTAJULY 9, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
They gave birth and then were thrown into mothering as if it were a journey that one should be forced to embark on all alone.
THE PROBLEM WITH CELEBRATING THE SELFLESSNESS OF MOTHERSANNA MALAIKA TUBBSMAY 7, 2021TIME
He was a boy of eighteen, aching over his first love affair; and she was divinely mothering him.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
For behind the mothering words lurked, he knew, the other self that any minute would return.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
And a hint of mothering contentment stole sweetly over him behind this shadowy yet genuine consolation.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
She smiled lazily as she reflected that he would take to mothering; his curly hair begged to be smoothed and tousled.
MOUNTAINCLEMENT WOOD
The little maid repaid him with a passionate love and a quaint mothering care tender and infinitely comforting to the lonely man.
THE MAJORRALPH CONNOR
The leveret was now full-grown, and Nature's mothering instincts were strong within her.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHTALFRED W. REES
The mothering instinct, which makes every woman see in every man a child to be soothed and petted, rose within her.
A SON OF PERDITIONFERGUS HUME
"Ruined by too much mothering and fathering" is a verdict we would frequently render if we knew the facts.
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