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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nur·ture /ˈnɝʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nur·ture n.
 1. The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.
    A man neither by nature nor by nurture wise.   --Milton.
 2. That which nourishes; food; diet.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nur·ture v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nurtured p. pr. & vb. n. Nurturing.]
 1. To feed; to nourish.
 2. To educate; to bring or train up.
    He was nurtured where he had been born.   --Sir H. Wotton.
 Syn: -- To nourish; nurse; cherish; bring up; educate; tend.
 Usage: -- 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were
           treated as a child [syn: raising, rearing]
      2: raising someone to be an accepted member of the community;
         "they debated whether nature or nurture was more
         important" [syn: breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage,
          raising, rearing, upbringing]
      v 1: help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents" [syn: foster]
      2: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children" [syn: rear,
          raise, bring up, parent]
      3: provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread
         and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young
         children" [syn: nourish, sustain]