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English verb: germinate

1. germinate (change) produce buds, branches, or germinate


SamplesThe potatoes sprouted.


Synonymsbourgeon, burgeon forth, pullulate, shoot, sprout, spud


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow


Verb groupgerminate

2. germinate (creation) work out


SamplesWe have developed a new theory of evolution.


Synonymsdevelop, evolve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally


Verb groupdevelop

3. germinate (change) cause to grow or sprout


SamplesThe plentiful rain germinated my plants.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)grow


Verb groupbourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, shoot, sprout, spud









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