Definition of nurture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɜːtʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɜːrtʃər//
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[uncountable] (formal) care, encouragement and support given to somebody/something while they are growing The study seems to show that nurture is more important than nature in shaping a child’s character and future prospects. These plants will need careful nurture. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French noureture ‘nourishment’, based on Latin nutrire ‘feed, cherish’.
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