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UPBRINGING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does upbringing mean? 

UPBRINGING (noun)
  The noun UPBRINGING has 2 senses:

1. properties acquired during a person's formative years
2. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

  Familiarity information: UPBRINGING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UPBRINGING (noun)


Sense 1upbringing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Properties acquired during a person's formative years

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("upbringing" is a kind of...):

heritage; inheritance (any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "upbringing"):

breeding; education; training (the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior))

nurture; raising; rearing (the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child)


Sense 2upbringing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bringing up; fosterage; fostering; nurture; rearing; upbringing; breeding; raising

Context example:

they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

Hypernyms ("upbringing" is a kind of...):

acculturation; enculturation; socialisation; socialization (the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture)


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