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English definition of “upbringing”


noun [C usually singular]     /ˈʌpˌbrɪŋ.ɪŋ/
B2 the way in which someone is treated and educated when they are young, especially by their parents, especially in relation to the effect which this has on how they behave and make moral decisions: Is it right to say all the crimes he committed were simply the result of his upbringing? → See also bring sb upParenting and caring for children
(Definition of upbringing noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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