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upbringing definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: properties acquired during a person's formative years
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]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1520 early training; especially a particular way of bringing up a child <had a strict upbringing>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the bringing up of a child; education. Etymology: obs. upbring to rear (as UP-, BRING)

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Your upbringing is the way that your parents treat you and the things that they teach you when you are growing up. Martin's upbringing shaped his whole life... Sam's mother said her son had a good upbringing and schooling. N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp

Moby Thesaurus

apprenticeship, basic training, breaking, breeding, conditioning, cultivation, development, discipline, drill, drilling, education, exercise, fetching-up, fostering, grooming, housebreaking, improvement, in-service training, manual training, military training, nurture, nurturing, on-the-job training, practice, preparation, raising, readying, rearing, rehearsal, sloyd, training, vocational education, vocational training




 


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