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 at 20:48
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    You can raise a pet without taking care of it? May 9 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 at 20:51
  • @Cascabel_StandWithUkraine_The OP is talking about pets. I think your comment went out of range!
    – Steve
    May 9 at 21:31
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    Well, if it's a rabbit it's "Hare raising".
    – Hot Licks
    May 9 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 at 21:04
  • This does not distinguish between a pet and a child.
    – Xanne
    May 9 at 21:09
  • @Xanne This is inclusive, not exclusive. May 9 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 at 21:20
  • In fact I think this is answer is incorrect. Certainly nurturing is involved, but well beyond maturity.
    – Xanne
    May 9 at 21:22

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