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nurture

(nûr′chər)
n.
a. The action of raising or caring for offspring: the nurture of an infant.
b. Biology The sum of environmental influences and conditions acting on an organism, especially in contrast to heredity.
c. The fostering or overseeing of the development of something: the nurture of an idea.

nur′tur·er n.

nurture

[nur′chər]
to feed, rear, foster, or care for, such as in the nourishment, care, and training of growing children.
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When the time is right God reveals the memory of the camp environment that nurtured the seeds leading to the desire to pursue ministry as a pastoral vocation.
The institutions which nurtured my Muslim identity taught me something very different; simply, that Islam is about the oneness of God, the unity of humankind and the responsibility of humans to realize the original intention of the Creator in creation.
What are the skills, aptitudes, and characteristics of citizenship which are to be nurtured by a liberal arts education?
They want to show their appreciation for being recognized, affirmed and nurtured, and are therefore committed to recognizing, affirming and nurturing other employees' work," explains Lopez.
The concept of a giving environment held by the Aka and other foragers reflects the interpersonal trust nurtured in their infants, Hewlett argues.
The hatred between the Serbs and the Kosovar Albanians has been nurtured for centuries, handed down from generation to generation in story and song, too bitter, too old, too deeply embedded to be simply explained.
It's a wonderful image: a twig being nurtured from virtually nothing to this strong, vibrant tree that is not only filled with its own life but provides life and shelter to other creatures.
Jim Dow's recent photographic series of British storefronts, "Corner Shops of Britain," 1983-93, offers a glimpse into this kind of obsession nurtured over a decade.
Ignite assesses vendors' content across the IT buying process, the results are then blended with tailored email communication to deliver nurtured databases and maximum ROI
In "Best in Class" organizations, however, nurtured leads delivered 47 percent higher average order values over non-nurtured leads.
One of the original 27, named Adult Condor 8, nurtured and bred in captivity for 14 years, was released back into its native habitat this week.

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