Synonyms of nurse in English:

nurse


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See Spanish definition of enfermero

noun

1‘a team of skilled doctors and nurses’

SYNONYMS
caregiver, attendant
British carer
informal Florence Nightingale, nursey
North American informal candy-striper

2‘she had been his nurse when he was a little boy’

SYNONYMS
nanny, governess, au pair, nursemaid, crèche worker, babysitter, nursery nurse
British childminder, childcarer
Indian ayah, amah
Judaism metapelot
informal nursey
dated bonne

verb

1‘they had nursed smallpox patients’

SYNONYMS
care for, take care of, look after, tend, attend to, minister to

2‘I nursed my damaged finger’

SYNONYMS
treat, medicate, tend, attend to, cure, heal
dress, bandage, soothe
informal doctor

3‘Rosa was nursing a baby in her arms’

SYNONYMS
breastfeed, suckle, wet-nurse, feed

4‘the settlers still nursed old grievances’

SYNONYMS
harbour, foster, entertain, brood over, bear, have, hold, hold on to, cherish, cling to, maintain, retain

5‘our political unity needs to be protected and nursed’

SYNONYMS
encourage, nurture, promote, boost, further, advance, contribute to, assist, help, cultivate, stimulate
protect, safeguard, keep alive
ANTONYMS

neglect; hinder