fosterage

Definitions of fosterage
1

n encouragement; aiding the development of something

Synonyms:
fostering
Type of:
encouragement
the expression of approval and support

n helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

Synonyms:
breeding, bringing up, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing
Type of:
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization
the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

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