1. To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
2. To foster the development of; promote.
3. To keep alive; maintain: nourish a hope.
1. (Biology) to provide with the materials necessary for life and growth
2. to support or encourage (an idea, feeling, etc); foster: to nourish resentment.
1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.
2. to cherish; keep alive: to nourish a hope.
3. to strengthen or promote; foster: to nourish the arts.
alimony - From Latin alimonia, “nourishment” or “eating money,” from alere, “to nourish,” and mony, “result, resulting condition,” it first meant “nourishment, support.”
alumnus, alumna, alumni - Alumnus and alumna stem from Latin alere, “to nourish or be nourished,” now by a university; originally alumnus was a pupil and now it is a male graduate. Alumni refers to either sex.
coalesce - Meaning “cause to grow together,” it is from Latin co- and alere, “nourish.”