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foster

to promote something

TRANSLATION

foster = fördern, unterstützen, aufziehen, pflegen --- How important is this English word? fostered: 21,400,000 Google Hits

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

Our tasks are to FOSTER global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty.

(Speech by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund)

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To FOSTER innovation in academic research, Microsoft Research's Innovation Excellence program is awarding over US$3.5 million in research grants this year to leading universities worldwide.

(www.microsoft.com)

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foster
verb

1.    To bring up; nurture: bear and foster offspring
2.    To promote the growth and development of
3.    To nurse; cherish

adjective

1.    Providing parental care and nurture to children not related through legal or blood ties: foster parents, foster grandparents, a foster home.

2.    Receiving parental care and nurture from those not related to one through legal or blood ties: foster children.

(The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000)

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ETYMOLOGY
From Old English fostrian, meaning to supply with food.

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SYNONYMS
advance, cultivate, encourage, feed, further, nurture, support

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“I think after-school tutoring is a good way to foster my child's education.”

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