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Synonyms for breed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breed, strain, stock(noun)

    a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

    "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"

    neckcloth, parentage, pedigree, gillyflower, striving, melodic line, caudex, straining, fund, inventory, melodic phrase, mental strain, tenor, form, descent, stemma, nervous strain, pains, stock certificate, stock, melody, variant, lineage, livestock, broth, origin, tune, line, line of descent, store, song, gunstock, air, bloodline, strain, stress, ancestry, var., nisus, farm animal, blood, blood line

  2. breed(verb)

    a special type

    "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"

    stock, strain

  3. engender, breed, spawn(verb)

    call forth

    cover, get, mother, father, spawn, multiply, sire, bring forth, beget, engender, generate

  4. breed, cover(verb)

    copulate with a female, used especially of horses

    "The horse covers the mare"

    multiply, cut through, get over, embrace, plow, wrap up, enshroud, compensate, encompass, shroud, continue, treat, hatch, incubate, report, track, extend, cut across, brood, deal, spawn, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, hide, traverse, pass over, comprehend, handle, overlay, cover, cross, get across, engender, cover up, insure

  5. breed(verb)

    cause to procreate (animals)

    "She breeds dogs"

    engender, cover, spawn, multiply

  6. breed, multiply(verb)

    have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

    "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"

    cover, spawn, reproduce, procreate, multiply, engender, manifold

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. breed

    augment, beget, build up, cherish, colonize, develop, foster, increase, plant, populate, propagate, replenish, settle

    annihilate, banish, destroy, eradicate, expel, exterminate, extirpate, overthrow, remove, root out, uproot, wipe out

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. breed(v)

    generate, procreate, engender, propagate, produce, beget, hatch, nourish, train, instruct, evolve, cause

    destroy, eradicate, extinguish, extirpate, stifle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. breed(v. a.)

    nourish, nurture, foster, bring up

  2. breed(v. a.)

    discipline, educate, instruct, train, teach, school

  3. breed(v. a.)

    beget, get, procreate, engender, generate, produce

  4. breed(v. a.)

    originate, occasion, give rise to, be the cause of

  5. breed(v. n.)

    bring forth young, produce offspring

  6. breed(v. n.)

    be born, be produced

  7. breed(n.)

    race (of animals), lineage, pedigree, progeny, stock

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. breed(n)

    race, variety, strain, extraction, family, lineage, pedigree, class, sort, kind, variety

  2. breed(v)

    beget, generate, procreate, engender, conceive and bear, nurture, train, occasion, originate, engender

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How to use breed in a sentence?

  1. Douglas Rao:

    The fact is that we have an opportunity to build a position in what we think will be a best of breed industrial company during a period where the U.S. is going through an industrial recession.

  2. Gemma Clucas:

    The distances from the open ocean, where the penguins feed, to the stable sea ice, where they breed, was probably too far, the three populations that did manage to survive may have done so by breeding near to polynyas — areas of ocean that are kept free of sea ice by wind and currents.

  3. William Wordsworth:

    The thought of our past years in me doth breed Perpetual benedictions.

  4. The IOC:

    A plan has already been put in place for the Rio Olympics the Games venues in the lead-up to and at Rio Olympics the Games time, which will see them inspected on a daily basis in order to ensure that any puddles of stagnant water -- where the mosquitoes breed -- are removed, therefore minimizing the risk of athletes and visitors coming into contact with mosquitoes, rio 2016 will also continue to follow the virus prevention and control measures provided by the authorities, and will provide the relevant guidance to Rio Olympics the Games athletes and visitors.

  5. Bill Gates:

    There's no investment that has a return percentage anything like being able to breed chickens.

Translations for breed

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ربى, تربيةArabic
  • порода, род, развъждам, отглеждам, произход, пораждамBulgarian
  • raça, criar, engendrarCatalan, Valencian
  • rasa, plemeno, šlechtitCzech
  • raceDanish
  • hervorrufen, Rasse, erzeugen, züchten, verursachen, Sorte, aufziehen, paaren, brütenGerman
  • ράτσαGreek
  • raso, brediEsperanto
  • variedad, raza, aparear, criar, cultivar, casta, cepa, procrear, engendrarSpanish
  • پرورش و اصلاح نژادPersian
  • astuttaa, lisääntyä, synnyttää, rotu, jalostaa, kasvattaa, paritellaFinnish
  • se reproduire, race, engendrer, éleverFrench
  • síolraigh, póraigh, síolrachIrish
  • gnè, seòrsaScottish Gaelic
  • नस्लHindi
  • nemz, szaporodik, tenyészt, fajtaHungarian
  • besar, berkembang biakIndonesian
  • edukarIdo
  • razza, riprodursi, allevareItalian
  • 育てる, 繁殖Japanese
  • ತಳಿKannada
  • 낳다, 가꾸다, 기르다, 품종, 계통, 치다, 거두다, 일으키다Korean
  • бак, порода, багууKyrgyz
  • educ tecum,Latin
  • whakaaiaiMāori
  • bakaMalay
  • variëteit, broeden, fokken, rasDutch
  • avleNorwegian
  • płodzić, hodować, gatunek, rasa, rozmnażać się, wychowywaćPolish
  • variedade, cruzar, criar, gerar, raça, procriar, cultivarPortuguese
  • rasăRomanian
  • разводить, развести, сорт, раса, племя, плодиться, размножаться, порода, родRussian
  • soj, pasmina, rasa, lozaSerbo-Croatian
  • plemeno, rasaSlovak
  • avla, föröka, rasSwedish
  • இனப்பெருக்கம்Tamil
  • జాతినిTelugu
  • สายพันธุ์Thai
  • doğurmakTurkish
  • породаUkrainian
  • نسلUrdu
  • giốngVietnamese
  • האָדעוועןYiddish
  • 品种Chinese

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