Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

nurture

nurture
Meaning(s)
1) encourage or develop
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    • nurture your children/ideas/arguments
  • Analysis
    The word 'nurture' is used as both a verb and a noun. 'To nurture someone or something is to care for it and protect it while they are growing. "He was a nurturing father to his two sons." "She nurtured the plant so that it took over half of the windowsill." You can 'nurture' a talent by encouraging it or helping it to develop. "His grandmother nurtured his talent by forcing him to practise each day after school." To can also 'nurture an ambition' or 'nourish a desire'. "They nurtured a secret desire to escape the city someday." As a noun, 'the nurture' of something refers to the process of nurturing something or someone. "The nurturing of trees and wildlife is intrinsic to our environmental plan." It can also refer to environmental factors as opposed to inherent characteristics. "Scientists often use genetically identical twins to study the differences nature over nurture makes to a persons' development." 
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Parents work hard to nurture their children, teaching them to be good people.
    2. If you get inspiration to create something, you should nurture it and make it the best it can be.
    3. The Nature over Nurture argument has been going on for years now.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Our training program is designed to nurture talent and teach people the skills they need to thrive in a competitive workplace.
    2. If we nurture young minds in our vicinity we will encourage the workforce of the future.
    3. Ahmed is a nurturing employer. He is like family to his employees.
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