fostering

Definitions of fostering
  1. noun
    encouragement; aiding the development of something
    synonyms: fosterage
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    type of:
    encouragement
    the expression of approval and support
  2. noun
    helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    synonyms: breeding, bringing up, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing
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    type of:
    acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization
    the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
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