The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nurture \Nur"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nurtured; p. pr. & vb.
1. To feed; to nourish.
2. To educate; to bring or train up.
He was nurtured where he had been born. --Sir H.
Syn: To nourish; nurse; cherish; bring up; educate; tend.
Usage: To Nurture, Nourish, Cherish. Nourish denotes to
supply with food, or cause to grow; as, to nourish a
plant, to nourish rebellion. To nurture is to train up
with a fostering care, like that of a mother; as, to
nurture into strength; to nurture in sound principles.
To cherish is to hold and treat as dear; as, to
cherish hopes or affections.