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  1. foster

    • IPA[ˈfôstər]

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    • v.
      encourage or promote the development of (something, typically something regarded as good);develop (a feeling or idea) in oneself
    • adj.
      denoting someone that has a specified family connection through fostering rather than birth;involving or concerned with fostering a child
    • verb: foster, 3rd person present: fosters, gerund or present participle: fostering, past tense: fostered, past participle: fostered

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    • 1. denoting someone that has a specified family connection through fostering rather than birth foster parent foster child
    • involving or concerned with fostering a child foster care foster home
    • comb.
      denoting someone that has a specified family connection through fostering: foster-parent foster-child

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    • n.
      a man in relation to the child or children whom he is fostering: his foster father was a particularly strong influence on him

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    • n.
      a family that provides custody or guardianship for children whose parents are dead or unable to ... the children ended up living with foster families for more than two months

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    • n.
      temporary custody or guardianship for children whose parents are dead or unable to look after them: they were voluntarily placed in foster care he was taken into foster care

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    • n.
      a woman in relation to the child or children whom she is fostering: it is preferable for the child to remain with her foster mother

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    • n.
      a child who has been placed in foster care: she has cared for 13 foster children aged between three days and five years

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    • ph.
      (born 1962), US film actress; born Alicia Christian Foster. She has won Oscars for her ...

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    • ph.
      (1826–64), American composer; full name Stephen Collins Foster. He wrote more than 200 songs ...

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    • IPA[ˈfɒstə]

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    • v.
      encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable): the teacher's task is to foster learning

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