nurture Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “nurture” - English Dictionary

Definition of "nurture" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

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 ​recordcompanydirector, his ​job is to nurture ​youngtalent.
(Definition of nurture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "nurture" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

nurtureverb [T]

uk   /ˈnɜː.tʃər/  us   /ˈnɝː.tʃɚ/ formal

nurture verb [T] (HELP DEVELOP)

to take ​care of, ​feed, and ​protect someone or something, ​especiallyyoungchildren or ​plants, and ​help him, her, or it to ​develop: She ​wants to ​stay at ​home and nurture her ​children. a ​carefully nurtured ​garden to ​help a ​plan or a ​person to ​develop and be ​successful: As a ​recordcompanyexecutive, his ​job is to nurture ​young talent.

nurture verb [T] (FOR A LONG TIME)

to have a ​particularemotion, ​plan, or ​idea for a ​longtime: Winifred nurtured ​ambitions for her ​daughter to be a ​surgeon.

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 ​strongestinfluence on how ​childrendevelop - nature or nurture?
(Definition of nurture from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of nurture?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More