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verb [transitive] nurture pronunciation in American English /ˈnɜrtʃər/ 
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present tense
present participlenurturing
past tensenurtured
past participlenurtured

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  1. 1
    to help someone or something to develop

    The magazine had the reputation of nurturing young writers.

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    1. a.
      to provide the necessary conditions for something to grow and develop

      a totalitarian regime that nurtured a deep and lasting violence


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