Definition of Germinate in English :

Define Germinate in English

Germinate meaning in English

Meaning of Germinate in English

Pronunciation of Germinate in English

Germinate pronunciation in English

Pronounce Germinate in English


see synonyms of germinate


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

produce buds, branches, or germinate

Example Sentences:
'the potatoes sprouted'

2. develop, evolve, germinate

work out

Example Sentences:
'We have developed a new theory of evolution'

3. germinate

cause to grow or sprout

Example Sentences:
'the plentiful rain germinated my plants'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of germinate
to cause (seeds or spores) to sprout or (of seeds or spores) to sprout or form new tissue following increased metabolism
to grow or cause to grow; develop
to come or bring into existence; originate
the idea germinated with me

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of germinate
verb intransitive, verb transitiveWord forms: ˈgermiˌnated or ˈgermiˌnating
to sprout or cause to sprout, as from a spore, seed, or bud
to start developing or growing

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of germinate
v. ger·mi·nat·ed, ger·mi·nat·ing, ger·mi·nates
To cause to sprout or grow.
1. To begin to sprout or grow.
2. To come into existence: An idea germinated in his mind.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.