nurture


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01. A study done by British researchers in 1995 determined that a sense of humor was dependant upon [nurture], not nature.
02. You should [nurture] those qualities of your character which are most likely to help you to succeed.
03. Her mother was a very [nurturing] person who spent all her time with her children.
04. The [nurturing] of children in our society is carried out increasingly by both parents.
05. Janice was able to [nurture] the sick tree back to good health.
06. My brother has always [nurtured] a secret goal to enter politics.
07. Research shows that children who are fed and housed, but do not receive loving care, do not do as well as those raised in a more [nurturing] environment.
08. Carol Gilligan once suggested that while men represent powerful activity as assertion and aggression, women portray acts of [nurturance] as acts of strength.
09. Studies show that children are especially likely to imitate adult models who are warm, [nurturant], and powerful.
10. The more one's intelligence is [nurtured], the more one's natural ability can flourish.
11. The genius of Spanish painter Diego VelÙ„zquez was [nurtured] by a Classical education.
12. Tennessee Ernie Ford once remarked, "Do you want to be successful? [Nurture] your talent."
13. Tom Peters once advised that management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about [nurturing] and enhancing.
14. Benjamin Disraeli once advised, "[Nurture] your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes."
15. Samuel Smiles once observed that the very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions - have usually been [nurtured] in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
16. Gerald Ford once observed that there are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to [nurture] and protect.
17. Women generally focus more on a man's economic status than his appearance, probably because the woman carries most of the responsibility of rearing and [nurturing] the children.
18. In order to truly fulfill their potential, children need to be protected and [nurtured].
19. Children who are well [nurtured] and cared for in their earliest years are more likely to survive and grow in a healthy way.
20. Sally's parents were busy working all the time when she was a baby, but her grandparents [nurtured] her with a great deal of love.{</charset>}

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  • Nurture — Nur ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nurtured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nurturing}.] 1. To feed; to nourish. [1913 Webster] 2. To educate; to bring or train up. [1913 Webster] He was nurtured where he had been born. Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] Syn: To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nurture — Nur ture, n. [OE. norture, noriture, OF. norriture, norreture, F. nourriture, fr. L. nutritura a nursing, suckling. See {Nourish}.] 1. The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training. [1913 Webster] A man neither by nature nor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nurture — I verb advance, aid, assist, back, bolster, bring to maturity, bring up, care for, cherish, coach, cultivate, develop, direct, educate, encourage, enrich, feed, fortify, forward, foster, further, give aid, harbor, help, improve, instruct,… …   Law dictionary

  • nurture — [n] development, nourishment breeding, care, diet, discipline, edibles, education, feed, food, instruction, nutriment, provender, provisions, rearing, subsistence, sustenance, training, upbringing, viands, victuals; concepts 457,712 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • nurture — vb foster, *nurse, cherish, cultivate Analogous words: raise, rear (see LIFT): train, educate, school, discipline (see TEACH): *support, uphold, back Contrasted words: *neglect, overlook, disregard, ignore …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nurture — ► VERB 1) rear and encourage the development of (a child). 2) cherish (a hope, belief, or ambition). ► NOUN 1) the action or process of nurturing. 2) upbringing, education, and environment as a factor determining personality. Often contrasted… …   English terms dictionary

  • nurture — [nʉr′chər] n. [ME < OFr norreture < LL nutritura, pp. of L nutrire, to nourish: see NURSE] 1. anything that nourishes; food; nutriment 2. the act or process of raising or promoting the development of; training, educating, fostering, etc.:… …   English World dictionary

  • nurture — [[t]nɜ͟ː(r)tʃə(r)[/t]] nurtures, nurturing, nurtured 1) VERB If you nurture something such as a young child or a young plant, you care for it while it is growing and developing. [FORMAL] [V n] Parents want to know the best way to nurture and… …   English dictionary

  • nurture — {{11}}nurture (n.) c.1300, breeding, upbringing, from O.Fr. norture, nourreture food, nourishment; education, training, from L.L. nutritia (see NURSERY (Cf. nursery)). {{12}}nurture (v.) to feed or nourish, early 15c., from NURTURE (Cf. nurture)… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nurture — nurturable, adj. nurtureless, adj. nurturer, n. /nerr cheuhr/, v., nurtured, nurturing, n. v.t. 1. to feed and protect: to nurture one s offspring. 2. to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture… …   Universalium


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