Synonyms for rearing


1. raising, rearing, nurture, upbringing
usage: the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
2. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing, socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation
usage: helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"


1. rear, rise up, straighten
usage: stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds; "The horse reared in terror"
2. rear, raise, bring up, nurture, parent
usage: bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
3. rise, lift, rear, look, appear, seem
usage: rise up; "The building rose before them"
4. rear, erect, raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
usage: cause to rise up
5. raise, erect, rear, set up, put up, construct, build, make
usage: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"


1. rampant(postnominal), rearing, erect (vs. unerect), vertical, upright
usage: rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile; "a lion rampant"
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