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English verb: fertilize

1. fertilize (change) provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to


SamplesWe should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants.


ExamplesThey fertilize the trees


Synonymsfeed, fertilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enrich


Narrower (hyponym)dung, nitrify, topdress


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

2. fertilize (change) make fertile or productive


SamplesThe course fertilized her imagination.


Synonymsfecundate, fertilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. fertilize (body) introduce semen into (a female)


Synonymsfecundate, fertilise, inseminate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bang up, cross-fertilise, cross-fertilize, cross-pollinate, impregnate, impregnate, knock up, pollenate, pollinate, prang up, stratify









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