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English verb: incubate

1. incubate (change) grow under conditions that promote development

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)develop

2. incubate (body) sit on (eggs)

SamplesBirds brood.
The female covers the eggs.

Synonymsbrood, cover, hatch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)multiply, procreate, reproduce

Entailsit, sit down

Verb groupbreed, cover, hatch

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