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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To care for. To help a skill, feeling, idea etc develop over a period of time. Also: Giving parental care even though not related by legal or blood ties.

Usage examples (39)
  • To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
  • foster parent
  • foster our children's well-being and education
  • The girls are together in a long-term foster home. for more
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