Nurture vs Equip - What's the difference?

nurture | equip |


As verbs the difference between nurture and equip

is that nurture is to nourish or nurse while equip is to furnish for service, or against a need or exigency; to fit out; to supply with whatever is necessary to efficient action in any way; to provide with arms or an armament, stores, munitions, rigging, etc; -- said especially of ships and of troops dryden.

As a noun nurture

is the act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.

nurture

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.
  • That which nourishes; food; diet.
  • (Spenser)
  • The environmental influences that contribute to the development of an individual; see also nature.
  • * Milton
  • A man neither by nature nor by nurture wise.

    Verb

    (nurtur)
  • To nourish or nurse.
  • (figuratively, by extension) To encourage, especially the growth or development of something.
  • * 2009 , UNESCO, The United Nations World Water Development Report – N° 3 - 2009 – Freshwater and International Law (the Interplay between Universal, Regional and Basin Perspectives) , page 10, ISBN 9231041363
  • The relationships between universal norms and specific norms nurture the development of international law.

    equip

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Verb

  • To furnish for service, or against a need or exigency; to fit out; to supply with whatever is necessary to efficient action in any way; to provide with arms or an armament, stores, munitions, rigging, etc.; -- said especially of ships and of troops. Dryden.
  • Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet. Ludlow.
  • To dress up; to array; accouter.
  • The country are led astray in following the town, and equipped in a ridiculous habit, when they fancy themselves in the height of the mode. Addison.
  • To prepare (someone) with a skill
  • Anagrams

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