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.
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.
Source: In Harmony with Nature
- 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.
Source: Franchise / Faction Paradox
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