[syn: breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fosterage \Fos"ter*age\ (?; 48), n.
The care of a foster child; the charge of nursing. --Sir W.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: encouragement; aiding the development of something [syn:
2: helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the
community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more
important" [syn: breeding, bringing up, fostering,
fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "fosterage":
abetment, advocacy, aegis, auspices, backing, care, championship,
charity, countenance, encouragement, favor, goodwill, guidance,
interest, patronage, seconding, sponsorship, sympathy, tutelage