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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. [1913 Webster] 2. To educate; to bring or train up. [1913 Webster] He was nurtured where he had been born. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]