Definitions of rearing
  1. noun
    helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    synonyms: breeding, bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, upbringing
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    type of:
    acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization
    the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
  2. noun
    the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    synonyms: nurture, raising
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    type of:
    properties acquired during a person's formative years
  3. adjective
    rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile
    synonyms: rampant
    erect, upright, vertical
    upright in position or posture
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