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nurture

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnurturenur‧ture1 /ˈnɜːtʃə $ ˈnɜːrtʃər/ verb [transitive] formal  1 DEVELOPto help a plan, idea, feeling etc to develop European union is an ideal that has been nurtured since the post-war years. a hatred of foreigners nurtured by the media2 LOOK AFTER somebodyLOOK AFTER somethingto feed and take care of a child or a plant while it is growing plants nurtured in the greenhouse Grammar Nurture is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
nurtureHe wanted to make people aware of how beautiful the fish were and why they should be nurtured.From when I was very young, my father had nurtured a love of art in me.Reading aloud nurtures a love of books in children.In the I980s, the talk was all about developing, nurturing, and growing.Giap was nurtured in this roil of rebellion.The goal of the economic policies is to create jobs and nurture new industries.It is important to nurture potential in your employees.One nurtures the plants and selects only the best varieties, discarding the rest.I was nurturing this comforting thought when I turned into a large assembly room with numbered doors leading from it.A delicate plant, the Pinot Noir is difficult to nurture through the freezing cold winters of Champagne.
Related topics: Children
nurturenurture2 noun [uncountable] formal  SESSCthe education and care that you are given as a child, and the way it affects your later development and attitudes
Examples from the Corpus
nurtureThe antagonism between Nature and nurture controls their fate.With time, you can learn how to influence favorably this interplay of nature and nurture in your child.This is known as the nature nurture controversy.She is creative of life and ongoing nurture.I have never been sure if it was nature or nurture.That nurture is more important than nature seems to be borne out by a study published in Nature in 1989.In other words, it is no longer nature versus nurture.
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Verb table
nurture
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theynurture
he, she, itnurtures
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theynurtured
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave nurtured
he, she, ithas nurtured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad nurtured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill nurture
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have nurtured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam nurturing
he, she, itis nurturing
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you, we, theyare nurturing
Past
I, he, she, itwas nurturing
you, we, theywere nurturing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been nurturing
he, she, ithas been nurturing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been nurturing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be nurturing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been nurturing
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