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verb advance, aid, assist, back, bolster, bring to maturity, bring up, care for, cherish, coach, cultivate, direct, educate, encourage, enrich, feed, fortify, forrard, foster, further, give aid, harbor, help, improve, instruct, invigorate, maintain, make provisions for, make strong, mold, nourish, nurse, patronize, prepare, promote, provide for, rear, render better, render strong, sponsor, strengthen, succor, supply aid, support, sustain, teach, train, tutor, victual
See also: abet, aid, assist, care, conjure, cultivate, discipline, educate, foster, keep, maintain, mature, organize, preservation, promote, regard, shelter, sustain

NURTURE. The act of taking care of children and educating them: the right to the nurture of children generally belongs to the father till the child shall arrive at the age of fourteen years, and not longer. Till then, he is guardian by nurture. Co. Litt. 38 b. But in special cases the mother will be preferred to the father; 5 Binn. R. 520; 2 S. & R. 174; and after the death of the father, the mother is guardian by nurture. Fl. 1. 1, c. 6; Com. Dig. Guardian, D.

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But when we are talking about identical twins separated at birth, then every little commonality is suddenly taken as important insight into the nature versus nurture debate.
It will challenge your assumptions, influence your stance on creativity, and will probably influence your behavior in regards to the nature versus nurture debate relating to intelligence and creativity.
He was eulogized by colleague and collaborator John Sloboda as "an ardent environmentalist within [his] field." (22) The term "environmentalist" is code for a person whose stance within the classic "nature versus nurture" debate is that a person's environment in which he is nurtured (or not), and not his inborn nature, will largely determine his outcome.
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We explored this question for a while, as if we were the first people ever to ponder "nature versus nurture." I told the group I believed that sometimes there are pivotal points in people's lives, and that those moments can influence a person's development far more than their nature.
Simplistic color illustrations bring to life this tale rooted in the Armenian proverb, "The cat which is a cat, will run after a mouse." Two kings are quarreling over the ancient nature versus nurture debate; one king believes that we are what we are born to be, while the other believes that we are what we are taught.
The jury is still out for me on the whole nature versus nurture theory in raising children, but I have to believe at least some of a parent's attributes, good and bad, get passed on to our offspring.
So, I'll file all this away in the part of my brain that is always fascinated with the nature versus nurture debate.
The word "average" on the other hand implies you are doomed - destined from birth to be the norm with no choice in the matter, a case of nature versus nurture.
The old adage "nature versus nurture" epitomizes a long-standing debate about the cause of developmental disorders, with many psychologists clinging to the infamous gray area where both biology and environment have a significant effect on subsequent psychopathology.
When it comes to explaining life outcomes it's not nature versus nurture but nature through nurture.