Foster vs Promotes - What's the difference?

foster | promotes |

As verbs the difference between foster and promotes

is that foster is to nurture or bring up offspring; or to provide similar parental care to an unrelated child while promotes is third-person singular of promote.

As an adjective foster

is providing parental care to unrelated children.

As a noun foster

is a forester.

As a proper noun Foster

is {{surname|A=An|English|from=occupations}}, variant of Forster.




  • Providing parental care to unrelated children.
  • Receiving such care
  • Related by such care
  • Noun

  • (countable, obsolete) A forester
  • (uncountable) The care given to another; guardianship
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To nurture or bring up offspring; or to provide similar parental care to an unrelated child.
  • To cultivate and grow something.
  • Our company fosters an appreciation for the arts.
  • To nurse or cherish something.
  • (obsolete) To be nurtured or trained up together.
  • (Spenser)


    * (cultivate and grow) hinder

    Derived terms

    * fosterable * fosterage * foster-child, foster child * fosterer * foster home * fosterhood * fostering * fosterment * foster parent


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  • (promote)
  • Anagrams





  • To raise (someone) to a more important, responsible, or remunerative job or rank.
  • He promoted his clerk to office manager.
    Having crossed the chessboard, his pawn was promoted to a queen.
  • To advocate or urge on behalf of (something or someone); to attempt to popularize or sell by means of advertising or publicity.
  • They promoted the abolition of daylight saving time.
    They promoted the new film with giant billboards.
  • To encourage, urge or incite
  • {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=5 , so that finding myself on the point of going, and loath to leave the tender partner of my joys behind me, I employed all the forwarding motions and arts my experience suggested to me, to promote his keeping me company to our journey's end}}
  • To elevate to the above league.
  • At the end of the season, three teams are promoted to the Premier League.
  • (label) To increase the activity of a catalyst by changing its surface structure
  • (label) To exchange a pawn for a queen or other piece when it reaches the 8th rank
  • Antonyms

    * (raise rank) demote * (advocate or urge on behalf of) denigrate, oppose


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