From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nurture \Nur"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nurtured; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Nurturing.]
   1. To feed; to nourish.
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   2. To educate; to bring or train up.
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            He was nurtured where he had been born. --Sir H.
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   Syn: To nourish; nurse; cherish; bring up; educate; tend.

   Usage: To Nurture, Nourish, Cherish. Nourish denotes to
          supply with food, or cause to grow; as, to nourish a
          plant, to nourish rebellion. To nurture is to train up
          with a fostering care, like that of a mother; as, to
          nurture into strength; to nurture in sound principles.
          To cherish is to hold and treat as dear; as, to
          cherish hopes or affections.
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