Nurture vs Mature - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between nurture and mature
is that nurture
is the act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training while mature
is masts (of a ship).
As a verb nurture
is to nourish or nurse.
The act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training.
That which nourishes; food; diet.
The environmental influences that contribute to the development of an individual; see also nature.
- A man neither by nature nor by nurture wise.
To nourish or nurse.
(figuratively, by extension) To encourage, especially the growth or development of something.
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- The relationships between universal norms and specific norms nurture the development of international law.
Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
- She is quite mature for her age.
(obsolete) Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
- The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.
* (grown up) childish, immature
* (profound) superficial
To become mature; to ripen.
To gain experience or wisdom with age.
(finance) To reach the date when payment is due
* mature up