Nurture vs Nurturer - What's the difference?

nurture | nurturer |

As nouns the difference between nurture and nurturer

is that nurture is the act of nourishing or nursing; tender care; education; training while nurturer is a person who nurtures.

As a verb nurture

is to nourish or nurse.



(Webster 1913)


(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.


  • 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.




    (en noun)
  • A person who nurtures.