Nurture and Tend


Nurture verb - To help the growth or development of.

Tend is a synonym for nurture in cultivate topic. In some cases you can use "Tend" instead a verb "Nurture", when it comes to topics like nature, feed, bring up.

Nearby Words: nurtured, nurturing


Tend verb - To show a liking or proneness (for something).

Nurture is a synonym for tend in nature topic. You can use "Nurture" instead a verb "Tend", if it concerns topics such as nurse, care for.

Common collocations

life nurture life tend life
characters nurture characters tend characters
creatures nurture creatures tend creatures
cats nurture cats tend cats

Both words in one sentence

  • They clean up the winter snow, change the seasons and the weather, tend the 'wild' animals, and nurture the plants.
  • Franchise / Faction Paradox The (logically extremely rare) pariahs of their society who secretly want to nurture the lesser races and rebel against the cold logical approach tend to show up with alarming regularity in the non-Miles books.
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