Synonyms of nurse in English:

nurse


See definition of nurse

noun

1‘a team of skilled doctors and nurses’

SYNONYMS

carer, caregiver, attendant

informal Florence Nightingale, nursey

North American informal candy-striper

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

SYNONYMS

nanny, childminder, governess, au pair, nursemaid, crèche worker, childcarer, babysitter, nursery nurse

Indian ayah, amah

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