nurture nurture  /ˈnɜr tʃər/


  1. (n) the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
  2. (n) helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
  3. (v) help develop, help grow
  4. (v) bring up
  5. (v) provide with nourishment


  1. The new President must act boldly to nurture democracy.
  2. He also made sure to nurture important political connections in Sicily, though Andreotti is unlikely to have been one of them.
  3. Or more precisely, it is vandalized every day but is usually repaired within minutes by any one of the millions of users who are motivated to protect and nurture the site.


  1. A Sense of Adventure May Distinguish Identical Twins From Each Other

    Curiosity may be key to distinguishing among identical twins — at least when it comes to rodents. A new study of genetically identical mice throws more data into the long-running debate over how nurture affects nature — demonstrating for the first time that how inquisitive the animals are could affect the birth of new brain cells in a memory-related brain region and establish different volumes ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wellness

  2. NeoCon 2013: Hate waiting at doctor’s office? Steelcase’s Nurture has solution

    Nurture's Regard furniture system is about improving patient and family experience.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Grand Rapids Press

  3. Nurture® By Steelcase Turns Transitional Moments In Healthcare Into Productive Ones

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by Nurture researchers following the journey of patients through the healthcare system shed light on three major pain points in ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "It's critical that we nurture and develop the next generation of England spin bowlers using the expertise and knowledge of former players such as Mushtaq," the ECB's managing director Hugh Morris said. "Spin has been integral to the success...
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Hugh Morris Source: Reuters UK

  2. "I integrated him in our first-team training sessions last year and he didn't look at all out of place," Wenger said. "It is all in there and I have the responsibility to nurture him and to get his development right in the next two or three...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Arsene Wenger Source: Times Online

  3. "We have the talent to compete but we need to nurture that talent and one day we hopefully challenge the likes of Brazil," Bartlett said.
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Shaun Bartlett Source: Los Angeles Times

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