Fostering - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɑːstərɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word fostering
Brit.  |ˈfɒstərɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word fostering
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to foster

noun

- encouragement; aiding the development of something (syn: fosterage)
- helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community (syn: breeding, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing)

Examples

Would you consider fostering a child?

...a youth club fostering amity among the city's many and diverse ethnic groups...

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

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