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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

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. Josh Billings:

    Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.

  2. Steve Galster:

    We know that some zoos and a lot of wildlife operators supply animals into the black market, they breed the animals, have some there to make money from tourists, and sell the extra ones.

  3. Brian Woods:

    That individual (Breed) is no longer an employee of the school district.

  4. John Herdman:

    There is a new DNA coming through, there is a new breed of footballer that we are bringing through, it was a transitional team and we knew that but we have no excuse.

  5. Brian Woods:

    Coach Breed made verbal statements after the game to some of his colleagues and to his head coach where he did indicate in various ways that he had directed students to make some kind of contact with the official.

Translations for breed

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  • 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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