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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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