promoted or cultivated: We need to cut through the deliberately fostered confusions that persist in the debate surrounding the referendum campaign.The two-acre garden displays six species of its independently fostered roses.
cared for as a foster child in the home of someone other than the natural or adoptive parents: In that jurisdiction, 17 percent of all fostered children aged 5 to 18 had been in the same placement for more than five years.
cared for temporarily as a pet in a home until adoption can be arranged, often because medical care is required: Once recovered, the fostered dogs had a better chance of being adopted than healthy ones straight from the shelter.
raised by other than its own biological parents: Two male penguins entrusted with the care of a fostered egg have welcomed a tiny penguin chick into the world.
the simple past tense and past participle of foster.
- un·fos·tered, adjective
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How to use fostered in a sentence
All this helps to foster an authentic connection to a brand.How social media influence 71% consumer buying decisions | Aleh Barysevich | November 20, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Diane Hoskins, co-CEO of Gensler, whose company has been surveying workers for the past 15 years, says people spend about half their time at the office on “individual-focused activities”—something their shrinking workspaces do not foster.The risk of ‘faux flexibility’ in the post-COVID workplace | Beth Kowitt | November 16, 2020 | Fortune
City Hall has often discussed fostering closer ties with Tijuana, but it’s always amounted to something of an afterthought.Politics Report: Gloria Goes Business With New Team | Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts | November 14, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Last year, the agency announced that private companies would be allowed to use the space station for a fee with the goal of fostering a low-Earth orbit economy.The International Space Station Is Ailing. Its Replacement Will Shape the Future of Space Exploration | Edd Gent | November 9, 2020 | Singularity Hub
“We feel good about the electorate going into the runoff,” Foster told Vox.David Perdue and Jon Ossoff advance to Georgia Senate runoff | Ella Nilsen | November 6, 2020 | Vox
Thanks to the jazz scene, the city fostered a thriving African-American culture.
Wales fostered a loose system of collective management, in which he played guide and gentle prodder but not boss.
In the art world, it is fostered by an incessant rain of numbers in the media whenever an art star comes to its attention.Graffiti Artists Turn on Banksy: The Rise of Art Hate | Anthony Haden-Guest | August 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These not-so-very-dark ages fostered intellectual and cultural forces that themselves led to the Reformation.
It has always been the case that churches, synagogues and mosques have fostered compassionate care for the unfortunate.
In his opinion, "only that (p. 099) which is fostered in the Indies, and brought home by Mariners and Traffiquers, is to be used."Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Ill should I repay the family who fostered my son, were I to surrender their darling into the hands of his enemies.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
They became more common and more influential as the development of industry was fostered by the central government.The Influence and Development of English Gilds | Francis Aiden Hibbert
A belief, such as we refer to, was promulgated amongst the Crusaders, and was fostered by the founders of the Inquisition.Ancient Faiths And Modern | Thomas Inman
But they had, or maybe it was optical illusion on my part, illusion fostered by mental unrest.My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin