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Synonyms for germinate
ˈdʒɜr məˌneɪtger·mi·nate

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  1. germinate

    sprout, shoot, bud, vegetate

    rot, decay

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  1. shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sproutverb

    produce buds, branches, or germinate

    "the potatoes sprouted"

    shoot, teem, scud, blast, sprout, hit, film, snap, take, pullulate, bourgeon, swarm, buck, shoot down, fool away, fritter, dissipate, dart, frivol away, burgeon forth, develop, stock, scoot, fritter away, charge, inject, pour, stream, fool, photograph, tear, dash, spud, flash, pip, evolve

  2. evolve, germinate, developverb

    work out

    "We have developed a new theory of evolution"

    rise, spud, burgeon forth, grow, educate, produce, shoot, spring up, sprout, explicate, make grow, develop, acquire, evolve, arise, break, modernise, train, bourgeon, get, originate, build up, uprise, modernize, recrudesce, formulate, pullulate, prepare

  3. germinateverb

    cause to grow or sprout

    "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"

    evolve, spud, sprout, pullulate, bourgeon, shoot, burgeon forth, develop

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  1. germinateverb

    sprout, shoot, vegetate, bud, push, pullulate, put forth, burst forth, spring up, begin to vegetate

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  1. List of paraphrases for "germinate":

    germinated, germination, sprout

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  1. Ron Magill:

    The seeds from the fruits that they eat germinate after going through their digestive system and then are deposited throughout their range to' plant' future trees.

  2. Eric Hoffer:

    However much we talk of the inexorable laws governing the life of individuals and of societies, we remain at the bottom convinced that in human affairs everything in more or less fortuitous. We do not even believe in the inevitability of our own death. Hence the difficulty of deciphering the present, of detecting the seeds of things to come as they germinate before our eyes. We are not attuned to seeing the inevitable.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    When the Special Theory of Relativity began to germinate in me, I was visited by all sorts of nervous conflicts... I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.

  4. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    There’s always something that you sacrifice with each of your choices. When you choose you and your dreams, and you commit to them no matter what, you sacrifice the excuses, the stories, the old limiting beliefs; providing a rich ground of fertile soil for the seeds of your dreams to germinate.

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