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American English: /ˈfɔstər/
, /ˈfɑstər/
British English: /ˈfɒstə/

Translation of foster in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (look after)
    (child) (British) (acoger en el hogar sin adoptarlo legalmente)
    Example sentences
    • As someone who has successfully fostered a child who is now an adult, Pat Whelen said she would definitely recommend it.
    • Each year a group of local people who have been to Russia and now have fostered children run a dinner dance in Tubbercurry.
    • What is most noteworthy about them is that they are indistinguishable from those who fostered children in the context of informal circulation.
    1.2 (place in care of foster parents)
    colocar con una familia de acogida
    Example sentences
    • Verina Weaver, executive councillor for social care, revealed how a number of people were caring for children fostered out by Essex.
    • The child was fostered out and lived for years in Manchester.
  • 2 2.1 (promote)
    Example sentences
    • The sports will preferably offer participation in a team-based environment that encourages and fosters the development of esprit de corps.
    • We are becoming increasingly aware of this explosion of scholarship, and we want to do everything in our power to encourage and foster this development.
    • We believe that the Animal Enterprise Act must be updated to ensure that individuals and companies are protected and drug development is fostered.
    2.2 (retain)
    Example sentences
    • Since the students and other volunteers accomplish most of the work, a sense of community pride is fostered.
    • The advertisements kids see around the holidays can help foster unrealistic expectations and lead to disappointment.
    • Take a big does of Venus, goddess of beauty and love, and use her energy to foster a healthy self-esteem and noble sense of self-worth.


Phrasal verbs

foster out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (British)
colocar con una familia de acogida
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