Definition for nurture

noun as in development, nourishment

verb as in feed, care for

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Part of what makes individuals unique are the combinations of genes and environmental influences that shape them — nature and nurture.

I suggest dropping these folks into an email nurture campaign so that they are being engaged in an automated way until their behavior indicates that they are ready to be contacted by sales.

Leading athletes benefit from a complex, and interrelated, mixture of nature and nurture.

As for the second question on nature versus nurture, this study can’t answer it.

Instead of jumping into a seemingly endless academic scrum over “nature versus nurture,” they studied how children actually develop over years and decades.

Oddly you nurture it, it is part of you, and inescapably part of your past, present, and future.

Will asking for a barrel-aged Negroni help to nurture some European class?

Nature and nurture, genetics and family background all come into play.

For me, it bred the question of what nature and nurture can really do to someone.

The two sides are not likely to reach agreement on this nature/nurture debate anytime soon.

They troubled themselves with no theories of education, but mingled gentle nurture with “wholesome neglect.”

Anxious, to excess, to bring them up in orthodox nurture and admonition: and this is how they reward me, Herr Feldzeugmeister!

In making such a sacrifice they are but repaying the debt of nurture.

Sane, honorable evangelism never excludes Christian nurture any more than the sunlight obviates the necessity of soil cultivation.

If he does break silence it will probably be in terms of the religious cult that has given him nurture.


On this page you'll find 116 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nurture, such as: breeding, care, diet, discipline, edibles, and education.

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