Foster - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːstər|  American pronunciation of the word foster
Brit.  |ˈfɒstə|  British pronunciation of the word foster

noun

- United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)

verb

- promote the growth of (syn: further)
- bring up under fosterage; of children
- help develop, help grow (syn: nurture)

adjective

- providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties(syn: surrogate)

Examples

Such conditions foster the spread of the disease.

Would you consider fostering a child?

The bishop helped foster the sense of a community embracing all classes.

The couple wanted to adopt a black child they had been fostering.

Companies that foster innovation give their workers freedom to offer new ideas.

Mrs Foster bobbed about, gathering up her things.

It is sometimes difficult to find suitable foster parents.

Foster joined in the laughter.

He was later placed with a foster family.

...the monthly departmental causeries did much to foster a sense of community...

argued...that foster homes are abusive

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: foster
he/she/it: fosters
present participle: fostering
past tense: fostered
past participle: fostered
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