verb (used with object), nur·tured, nur·tur·ing.
Origin of nurture
Synonyms for nurture
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Contemporary Examples of nurturer
She was especially angry with her mother, who has never played the role of nurturer or protector.‘The Distance Between Us’ by Reyna Grande
September 23, 2012
Historical Examples of nurturer
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
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
Word Origin for nurture
"to feed or nourish," early 15c., from nurture (n.). Related: Nurtured; nurturing.
c.1300, "breeding, upbringing," from Old French norture, nourreture "food, nourishment; education, training," from Late Latin nutritia (see nursery).