Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
foster /'fɔstə/
  • ngoại động từ
    • nuôi dưỡng, nuôi nấng
      • to foster a child: nuôi nấng một đứa trẻ
    • bồi dưỡng
      • to foster musical ability: bồi dưỡng khả năng về nhạc
    • ấp ủ, nuôi
      • to foster hopes for success: ấp ủ hy vọng thắng lợi
    • thuận lợi cho (điều kiện)
    • khuyến khích, cỗ vũ
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) nâng niu; yêu quí
Concise Dictionary
fosters|fostered|fostering'fɑstə(r) ,'fɔ- /'fɒs-
+United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
+promote the growth of
+bring up under fosterage; of children
+help develop, help grow
+providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 promote, encourage, stimulate, further, forward, advance, cultivate, nurture, nourish, support, back, assist, help, aid, succour, patronize:
Cutting back these offshoots fosters growth of the main stem. Representatives have fostered acceptance of our products throughout Europe.
2 bring up, rear, raise, take care of, maintain, care for:
The Cartwrights have fostered eight orphans in their home.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, adjective
+ verb
1 [VN] (written) to encourage sth to develop: The club's aim is to foster better relations within the community.
2 (especially BrE) to take another person's child into your home for a period of time, without becoming his or her legal parents: [VN] They have fostered over 60 children during the past ten years. + [V] We couldn't adopt a child, so we decided to foster.
Compare: ADOPT
+ adjective [only before noun] used with some nouns in connection with the fostering of a child: a foster mother / father / family + foster parents + a foster child + a foster home + foster care
Collocation Dictionary


carefully, deliberately
The school has carefully fostered its progressive image.
| energetically


help (to) | be designed to

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