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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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