Meaning of “nurture” in the English Dictionary

"nurture" in British English

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nurtureverb [ T ]

uk /ˈnɜː.tʃər/ us /ˈnɝː.tʃɚ/ formal

nurturenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈnɜː.tʃər/ us /ˈnɝː.tʃɚ/

the way in which children are treated as they are growing, especially as compared with the characteristics they are born with:

Which do you believe has the strongest influence on how children develop - nature or nurture?

(Definition of “nurture” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nurture" in American English

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nurtureverb [ T ]

us /ˈnɜr·tʃər/

to feed and care for a child, or to help someone or something develop by encouraging that person or thing:

As a record company director, his job is to nurture young talent.

(Definition of “nurture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)