I've always been searching for a good meaningful VERB for that

i can't find, wherever i go .... is there any word that can help me?

it's not like "Raising a Dog" even if it's informal ! HELP PLEASE. Thanks in advance

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    Welcome! 1) Requests for words or phrases must include a sample sentence showing how the word would be used. 2) I would think that "raise" covers the meaning you want. Please edit to show what you take "raise" to mean, and what different meaning you're looking for. May 9, 2022 at 20:48
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    You can raise a pet without taking care of it? May 9, 2022 at 20:49
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    @YosefBaskin If they are half-breed wolves or feral, then yes. That said, maybe "watching it grow up" would be more apt. May 9, 2022 at 20:51
  • @Cascabel_StandWithUkraine_The OP is talking about pets. I think your comment went out of range!
    – Steve
    May 9, 2022 at 21:31
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    Well, if it's a rabbit it's "Hare raising".
    – Hot Licks
    May 9, 2022 at 22:33

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to bring to maturity or self-sufficiency usually through nurturing care


FWIW I think raise is fine also.

  • This is the most obvious answer that was for some reason escaping the other users here. +1 May 9, 2022 at 21:04
  • This does not distinguish between a pet and a child.
    – Xanne
    May 9, 2022 at 21:09
  • @Xanne This is inclusive, not exclusive. May 9, 2022 at 21:10
  • Then does the pet go out into the wild wild world as would a child? Note that pets are not cattle.
    – Xanne
    May 9, 2022 at 21:20
  • In fact I think this is answer is incorrect. Certainly nurturing is involved, but well beyond maturity.
    – Xanne
    May 9, 2022 at 21:22

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