Rearing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɪrɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word rearing
Brit.  |ˈrɪərɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word rearing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to rear

noun

- the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child (syn: nurture, raising)
- helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community (syn: breeding, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, upbringing)

adjective

- rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile (syn: rampant)

Examples

...an immigrant family that must condition its traditional attitudes regarding child rearing to the realities of modern American life...

...the collision of two opposing philosophies regarding the rearing of children...

I disapprove of her child rearing methods

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