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English definition of “foster”

foster

verb [T]     /ˈfɒstər/
ENCOURAGE to encourage a particular feeling, situation, or idea to develop: The growth of the Internet could foster economic development worldwide.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
CHILD to look after a child as part of your family for a time, without becoming their legal parentParenting and caring for children
(Definition of foster verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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