verb (used with object), nur·tured, nur·tur·ing.
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On the opposite end of the spectrum are two other standout works, which depict Mary as a loving, nurturing mother.
But my silence was not only wrong; I am complicit on some level in nurturing the “rape culture” that we see today in our country.
Robin Williams, as I knew him, was warm, gentle, expressive, nurturing, and brilliant.Mara Wilson Remembers Robin Williams: We're All His Goddamn Kids|Mara Wilson|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
UNICEF also tries to make sure that all children go to school in places that are safe and nurturing.
She starts out as a nurturing person—a very protective wife and mother.‘True Detective’ Episode 6: Michelle Monaghan On That Sex Scene and the Show's View of Women|Andrew Romano|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As of old, the women become the nurturing mothers of men, their sisters and uncomplaining helpmates.My Own Story|Emmeline Pankhurst
Education is thus a fostering, a nurturing, a cultivating, process.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
In 1867 Mr. Gye may have been nurturing I know not what deadly scheme against my theatre.The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I|James H. Mapleson
Never will they be capable of nurturing babes, or of contributing their mysterious due to psychical attribute.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
A family is the primary social organization for the elementary purpose of breeding the species, nurturing and training the young.Religious Education in the Family|Henry F. Cope