nurture

Part of speech: verb

To give nourishment to; bring up; educate.

Part of speech: noun

The act of nurturing; that which nourishes or fosters.

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Usage examples "nurture":

  1. " Covering the ground" is the primary necessity; the nurture of mind a bad second. - "How We Think", John Dewey.
  2. It is now only careful tending and nurture that is needed. - "The Home and the World", Rabindranath Tagore.
  3. For the nurture and best development of these, are required high degrees of intelligence, of understanding and of sympathy in treatment. - "Feminism and Sex-Extinction", Arabella Kenealy.