- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. attendant, nursemaid, nanny (inf.). See safety. —v. i. foster, tend, serve, cherish; suckle, give suck; entertain, manage. See remedy.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [One who cares for the sick]Syn. attendant, male nurse, practical nurse, licensed practical nurse, L.P.N., private nurse, registered nurse, R.N., floor nurse, night nurse, day nurse, orderly, health care provider, doctor's assistant, student nurse, nurse's aide, therapist, Red Cross nurse, Lady in Gray*, Florence Nightingale*.Nursing specialties include: pediatric, geriatric, cardiac, surgical, obstetric, psychiatric, occupational health, public health, nurse practitioner.2. [One who cares for the young]Syn. servant, nursemaid, caretaker, attendant, babysitter, child care provider, nanny*, minder*, nurserymam*.3. [One who suckles the young]Syn. wet nurse, amah (India), foster mother, mammy.v.1. [To provide medical care]Syn. attend to, minister to, aid, medicate, irradiate, X-ray, immunize, inoculate, vaccinate, care for, take2. [To care for (an infant)]Syn. cherish, nurture, foster, mother, father, be a mother to, be a father to, suckle, cradle, dry-nurse, wet-nurse, feed; see also sustain 2 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.medical technician, medical assistant, caregiver, attendant, registered nurse (R.N.), licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.), certified nurse's aid (C.N.A.), nurse practitioner, charge nurse, scrub nurse, orderly, therapist, *candystriper.IIv.1. care for tend, attend, treat, aid, minister to, medicate, cater to, provide therapy, medicate, *provide TLC.2. breastfeed suckle, wet-nurse.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To promote and sustain the development of: cultivate, foster, nourish, nurture. See CARE FOR. 2. To hold and turn over in the mind: bear, harbor, nourish. See THOUGHTS.
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