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fos·ter

foster

 
 
pronunciation:
faw str
parts of speech:
verb, adjective
part of speech: verb
inflections: fosters, fostering, fostered
definition: to aid and encourage the growth or development of.
They fostered trust in their family by always being honest.
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
cultivate, nourish, promote, provoke
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: giving or receiving care in a family not related by birth or adoption.
This foster family has two foster children.