nurture-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: help grow

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] nurture NP2[patient]

They nurtured his talents as a virtuoso.
The parents nurtured their children to adulthood.
The child's abilities were nurtured by school.
The gardener nurtured the plants so they would become big and strong.
The old woman nurtured the kitten into a cat.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: nurture.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: nourish or sustain

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] NURTURE NP2[patient]

The bread was nurturing to the weary travelers.
The soldier was nurtured by the hot soup.
This kind of food is not nurturing for young children.
Vegetables nurture a body.
The plants were nurtured by a dose of fertilizer.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3