Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fertilize

3 senses of fertilize

Sense 1
fertilize, fertilise, feed -- (provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants")
       => enrich -- (make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods")

Sense 2
fertilize, fecundate, fertilise -- (make fertile or productive; "The course fertilized her imagination")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
inseminate, fecundate, fertilize, fertilise -- (introduce semen into (a female))
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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