Meaning of “nurture” - Learner’s Dictionary

nurture

verb [ T ] uk us /ˈnɜːtʃər/ formal
ENCOURAGE

to encourage or support the development of someone or something:

He was an inspiring leader who nurtured the talents of his colleagues.
LOOK AFTER

to look after, feed, and protect young children, animals, or plants:

The rains nurtured the newly planted crops.

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