fostering


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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fostering - encouragement; aiding the development of something
encouragement - the expression of approval and support
2.fostering - helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
Translations

fostering

[ˈfɒstərɪŋ] Nacogimiento m familiar

fostering

[ˈfɒstərɪŋ] naffidamento
References in classic literature ?
The conditions fostering the growth of that supreme, alive excellence, as well in work as in play, ought to be preserved with a most careful regard lest the industry or the game should perish of an insidious and inward decay.
Women were ever the bane of Umslopogaas, my fostering.
Every year The Fostering Network co-ordinates Foster Care Fortnight, supporting fostering services to celebrate the fantastic work of Welsh foster carers and to promote the need for more foster care families in Wales.