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English definition of “nurture”

nurture

verb [T] (FOR A LONG TIME)    /ˈnɜː.tʃər/ US  /ˈnɝː.tʃɚ/ formal
to have a particular emotion , plan , or idea for a long time : Winifred nurtured ambitions for her daughter to be a surgeon .Experiencing and suffering
(Definition of nurture verb (FOR A LONG TIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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