nurturer

[ nur-cher-er ]
/ ˈnɜr tʃər ər /

noun

someone who nurtures others, offering food, protection, support, encouragement, or training: As a child grows, the parent ceases to be solely a disciplinarian and a nurturer, instead taking on a new role as mentor and guide.

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Origin of nurturer

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Example sentences from the Web for nurturer

  • She was especially angry with her mother, who has never played the role of nurturer or protector.

  • Thus says the Oracle, the Guardian, the Nurturer, marked like all who went before her with the holy mark of the new moon.

    The Ivory Child|H. Rider Haggard
  • At Teuthea in Achaea she was worshipped as the goddess of the woodland pasture, and at Cnidus as the nurturer of the hyacinth.

    The Sacred Tree|J. H. Philpot