As verbs the difference between nourish and vivify
is that nourish
is to feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment while vivify
is to bring to life.
As a noun nourish
is (obsolete) a nurse.
(obsolete) A nurse.
To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.
* Bible, Is. xliv. 14
To support; to maintain.
- He planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.
To cherish; to comfort.
* Bible, James v. 5
- I in Ireland nourish a mighty band.
To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments.
* Bible, 1 Timothy iv. 6
- Ye have nourished your hearts.
- Nourished up in the words of faith.
To promote growth; to furnish nutriment.
(obsolete) To gain nourishment.
- (Francis Bacon)
To bring to life.
To impart vitality.