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English verb: fertilise

1. fertilise (change) make fertile or productive

SamplesThe course fertilized her imagination.

Synonymsfecundate, fertilize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

2. fertilise (change) provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

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

Synonymsfeed, fertilize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enrich

Narrower (hyponym)dung, nitrify, topdress

Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

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

Synonymsfecundate, fertilize, 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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