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1. To feed; to nourish.

2. To educate; to bring or train up. He was nurtured where he had been born. (Sir H. Wotton)

Synonym: To nourish, nurse, cherish, bring up, educate, tend.

To nurture, nourish, Cherish. Nourish denotes to supply with food, or cause to grow; as, to nourish a plant, to nourish rebellion. To nurture is to train up with a fostering care, like that of a mother; as, to nurture into strength; to nurture in sound principles. To cherish is to hold and treat as dear; as, to cherish hopes or affections.