Synonyms of nurse


1. nurse, health professional, primary care provider, PCP, health care provider, caregiver

usage: one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)

2. nanny, nursemaid, nurse, woman, adult female, keeper

usage: a woman who is the custodian of children


1. nurse, treat, care for

usage: try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"

2. harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse, feel, experience

usage: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"

3. nurse, care, give care

usage: serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people

4. nurse, treat, handle, do by

usage: treat carefully; "He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon"; "He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly"

5. breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck, feed, give

usage: give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"

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Definition and meaning of nurse (Dictionary)