verb (used with object)
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Origin of foster
SYNONYMS FOR foster
synonym study for foster
OTHER WORDS FROM fosterfos·ter·er, nounfos·ter·ing·ly, adverbun·fos·tered, adjectiveun·fos·ter·ing, adjective
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Definition for foster (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for foster
A grand jury investigated but found Foster had broken no law.
At any rate, policy can enforce equal rights and foster equal opportunity.
But he shares with Foster Wallace a gift for exactitude, erudition, and moral concern.
His non-fiction fills, or helps to fill, the void left by Foster Wallace.
During August and September, UNICEF had helped 700 children find a parent or extended family or placed a child in foster care.
Foster's life was more than once in serious danger, but they kept right on and never showed the slightest fear.The Abolitionists|John F. Hume
Tom used to go over to see his foster mother now and then, but always when the old man was from home.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates|Howard Pyle
Six hamlets tenanted by peaceful swains, And dark-eyed maidens, portion'd to the soil, Foster its increase.Olla Podrida|Frederick Marryat
Foster then mounted the platform, and stood for a moment facing the audience without speaking.True to his Colours|Theodore P. Wilson
But Saint Ailbe would look about him at his foster mother and his brothers and would laugh contentedly.The Book of Stories for the Storyteller|Fanny E. Coe
British Dictionary definitions for foster (1 of 2)
- to place (a child) in the care of foster parents
- to bring up under fosterage