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English definition of “foster”

foster

verb [I or T] (TAKE CARE OF)    /ˈfɒs.tər/ US  /ˈfɑː.stɚ/
to take care of a child, usually for a limited time, without being the child's legal parent: Would you consider fostering (a child)? → Compare adoptParenting and caring for children
(Definition of foster verb (TAKE CARE OF) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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