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nourish

[ nur-ish, nuhr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF nourish

Synonyms for nourish

  • cherish
  • cultivate
  • sustain
  • tend
  • attend
  • comfort
  • encourage
  • foster
  • furnish
  • maintain
  • nurse
  • nurture
  • promote
  • provide
  • supply
  • support
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Antonyms for nourish

  • abandon
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • condemn
  • deprive
  • discourage
  • hurt
  • take
  • starve
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NOURISH

He had not thought of God as the bond of life between him and them, nor sought to nourish the life in them.

You are poor and have not the wherewithal with which to nourish your mother.

It is as if we took some minute poison with everything that was intended to nourish us.

In general it may be observed, that those kinds of fish which are well grown, nourish better than the young and immature.

When I blow on the tinder my object is to nourish the flame.

The Sitaris covets this honey to nourish its offspring, and the chamber to shelter it.

If we nourish him, his heart will go quicker, to be sure; but what will his brain be at?

If you nourish and cultivate it and care for it, it will grow too.

They tasted fine and seemed to nourish him, so he really didn't care.

Nourish your idea plants that have been starved; prune your word plants.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to bring up, nurture" (a child, a feeling, etc.), from Old French norriss-, stem of norrir "raise, bring up, nurture, foster; maintain, provide for" (12c., Modern French nourrir), from Latin nutrire "to feed, nurse, foster, support, preserve," from *nutri (older form of nutrix "nurse"), literally "she who gives suck," from PIE *nu- (from root *(s)nau- "to swim, flow, let flow," hence "to suckle;" see nutriment) + fem. agent suffix. Related: Nourished; nourishing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NOURISH

breed

verbraise, nurture
  • bring up
  • cultivate
  • develop
  • discipline
  • educate
  • foster
  • instruct
  • nourish
  • rear

brought up

verbraise youngster
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