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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.