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fos·ter

 (fô′stər, fŏs′tər)
tr.v. fos·tered, fos·ter·ing, fos·ters
1. To bring up; nurture: bear and foster offspring. See Synonyms at nurture.
2. To promote the growth and development of; cultivate: detect and foster artistic talent. See Synonyms at advance.
3. To nurse; cherish: foster a secret hope.
adj.
1. Providing parental care and nurture to children not related through legal or blood ties: foster parents; foster grandparents; a foster home.
2. Receiving parental care and nurture from those not related to one through legal or blood ties: foster children.

[Middle English fostren, from Old English *fōstrian, to nourish, from fōstor, food, nourishing; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

foster

(ˈfɒstə)
vb (tr)
1. to promote the growth or development of
2. to bring up (a child, etc); rear
3. to cherish (a plan, hope, etc) in one's mind
4. (Law) chiefly
a. to place (a child) in the care of foster parents
b. to bring up under fosterage
adj
5. (in combination) indicating relationship through fostering and not through birth: foster mother; foster child.
6. (in combination) of or involved in the rearing of a child by persons other than his natural or adopted parents: foster home.
[Old English fōstrian to feed, from fōstor food]
ˈfosterer n
ˈfostering n

Foster

(ˈfɒstə)
n
1. (Biography) Jodie. born 1962, US film actress and director: her films include Taxi Driver (1976), The Accused (1988), The Silence of the Lambs (1990), Little Man Tate (1991; also directed), Nell (1995), and Panic Room (2002)
2. (Biography) Norman, Baron. born 1935, British architect. His works include the Willis Faber building (1978) in Ipswich, Stansted Airport, Essex (1991), Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong (1998), the renovation of the Reichstag, Berlin (1999), and City Hall, London (2002)
3. (Biography) Stephen Collins. 1826–64, US composer of songs such as The Old Folks at Home and Oh Susanna

fos•ter

(ˈfɔ stər, ˈfɒs tər)

v.t.
1. to promote the growth or development of: to foster new ideas.
2. to bring up; rear: to foster a child.
adj.
3. giving or receiving parental care though not kin by blood or related legally: a foster parent.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English fōstor nourishment, fōstrian to nourish; c. Old Norse fōstr; akin to food]
fos′ter•er, n.
syn: See cherish.

Fos•ter

(ˈfɔ stər, ˈfɒs tər)

n.
Stephen (Collins), 1826–64, U.S. songwriter.

foster

- Comes from the Germanic base for "food" and it originally meant "food, nourishment."
See also related terms for nourishment.

foster


Past participle: fostered
Gerund: fostering

Imperative
foster
foster
Present
I foster
you foster
he/she/it fosters
we foster
you foster
they foster
Preterite
I fostered
you fostered
he/she/it fostered
we fostered
you fostered
they fostered
Present Continuous
I am fostering
you are fostering
he/she/it is fostering
we are fostering
you are fostering
they are fostering
Present Perfect
I have fostered
you have fostered
he/she/it has fostered
we have fostered
you have fostered
they have fostered
Past Continuous
I was fostering
you were fostering
he/she/it was fostering
we were fostering
you were fostering
they were fostering
Past Perfect
I had fostered
you had fostered
he/she/it had fostered
we had fostered
you had fostered
they had fostered
Future
I will foster
you will foster
he/she/it will foster
we will foster
you will foster
they will foster
Future Perfect
I will have fostered
you will have fostered
he/she/it will have fostered
we will have fostered
you will have fostered
they will have fostered
Future Continuous
I will be fostering
you will be fostering
he/she/it will be fostering
we will be fostering
you will be fostering
they will be fostering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fostering
you have been fostering
he/she/it has been fostering
we have been fostering
you have been fostering
they have been fostering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fostering
you will have been fostering
he/she/it will have been fostering
we will have been fostering
you will have been fostering
they will have been fostering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fostering
you had been fostering
he/she/it had been fostering
we had been fostering
you had been fostering
they had been fostering
Conditional
I would foster
you would foster
he/she/it would foster
we would foster
you would foster
they would foster
Past Conditional
I would have fostered
you would have fostered
he/she/it would have fostered
we would have fostered
you would have fostered
they would have fostered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foster - United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)Foster - United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
Verb1.foster - promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
encourage, promote, further, boost, advance - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
2.foster - bring up under fosterage; of children
parent, bring up, nurture, rear, raise - bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
3.foster - help develop, help grow; "nurture his talents"
patronage, keep going, patronise, patronize, support - be a regular customer or client of; "We patronize this store"; "Our sponsor kept our art studio going for as long as he could"
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
serve well, serve - promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to; "Art serves commerce"; "Their interests are served"; "The lake serves recreation"; "The President's wisdom has served the country well"
Adj.1.foster - providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties; "foster parent"; "foster child"; "foster home"; "surrogate father"
adoptive - of parents and children; related by adoption; "adoptive parents"

foster

verb
1. bring up, mother, raise, nurse, look after, rear, care for, take care of, nurture She has fostered more than 100 children.
2. develop, support, further, encourage, feed, promote, stimulate, uphold, nurture, cultivate, foment They are keen to foster trading links with the West.
develop oppose, resist, combat, curb, suppress, restrain, inhibit, subdue, withstand, curtail, hold out against
3. cherish, sustain, entertain, harbour, accommodate, nourish She fostered a fierce ambition.

foster

verb
1. To promote and sustain the development of:
2. To help bring about:
Translations
يَتَبَنَّىيَتَعَهَّد ، يُشَجِّعيُرَبّي، يَتَبَنّى
podporovatstarat sevychovávatvzít do opatrování
opfostrepasseplejestøttefremme
hoivatakasvattaakasvattaa kasvattilastavaalia
njegovati
ala upp, fóstraÿta undir
養育する
위탁 양육하다
augintinisįbrolisįmotėįseserėįtėvis
audzinātsekmētveicināt
adopterafostra
เลี้ยงดูเด็ก
analık babalık etmekbakmakdesteklemekkoruyucu aile olmakteşvik etmek
nuôi dưỡng

foster

[ˈfɒstəʳ]
A. VT
1. [+ child] → acoger
2. (= encourage) → fomentar, promover; (= aid) → favorecer; [+ hope] → alentar
B. CPD [parent, child] → de acogida
foster brother Nhermano m de leche
foster home Ncasa f de acogida
foster mother Nmadre f de acogida; (= wet nurse) → ama f de leche

foster

[ˈfɒstər] vt
[+ development, growth] → encourager, favoriser
[+ child] → accueillir
She has fostered more than fifteen children → Plus de quinze enfants ont été placés chez elle.foster child nenfant mf placé(e) dans une famille d'accueilfoster home nfamille f d'accueilfoster mother nmère f nourricièrefoster parent nparent(e) m/f nourricier/ière

foster

adj attr (Admin) → Pflege-; she was placed in foster caresie wurde in Pflege gegeben, sie kam in eine Pflegestelle; their children are in foster careihre Kinder sind in Pflege
viKinder/ein Kind in Pflege nehmen
vt
childin Pflege nehmen; when children are fosteredwenn Kinder in Pflege or bei Pflegeeltern sind; fostered childrenPflegekinder pl, → Kinder plin Pflege
(= promote) music, drama, developmentfördern; image, friendshippflegen; a popular idea, fostered by the mediaeine populäre Idee, die von den Medien gefördert wird

foster

:
foster brother
nPflegebruder m; (fed by same mother) → Milchbruder m
foster child
nPflegekind nt
foster family
nPflegefamilie f
foster father
nPflegevater m
foster home
nPflegestelle f; she was placed in a fostersie wurde in Pflege gegeben, sie kam in eine Pflegestelle
foster mother
n
(= wet nurse)Amme f
(= apparatus)Brutkasten m
foster parents
plPflegeeltern pl; he was placed with fosterer kam zu Pflegeeltern
foster sister
nPflegeschwester f

foster

[ˈfɒstəʳ]
1. vt (child) → avere in affidamento; (hope, ambition) → nutrire, accarezzare; (encourage) → incoraggiare
2. adj (parent, mother, father) → affidatario/a; (child) → preso/a in affido
foster brother → fratellastro, fratello adottivo
foster sister → sorellastra, sorella adottiva

foster

(ˈfostə) verb
1. to look after for a period of time; to bring up a child that is not one's own. She fostered the children for several months.
2. to encourage or give help to (ideas etc). She fostered the child's talents.
ˈfoster-brother, ˈfoster-sister nouns
a child that has been fostered in another child's family.
ˈfoster-child noun
a child fostered by a family.
ˈfoster-parent (ˈfoster-father/ˈfoster-mother) noun
a person who looks after a child not his or her own.

foster

يَتَبَنَّى vzít do opatrování opfostre ein Kind in Pflege nehmen ανατρέφω colocar en una familia de acogida kasvattaa kasvattilasta prendre en placement njegovati prendere in affidamento 養育する 위탁 양육하다 in het gezin opnemen fostre wychować criar o filho de alguém воспитывать fostra เลี้ยงดูเด็ก koruyucu aile olmak nuôi dưỡng 养育