fructify


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fruc·ti·fy

 (frŭk′tə-fī′, fro͝ok′-)
v. fruc·ti·fied, fruc·ti·fy·ing, fruc·ti·fies
v.tr.
To make fruitful or productive.
v.intr.
To bear fruit.

[Middle English fructifien, to bear fruit, from Old French fructifier, from Latin frūctificāre : frūctus, fruit; see fruit + -ficāre, -fy.]

fructify

(ˈfrʌktɪˌfaɪ; ˈfrʊk-)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Botany) to bear or cause to bear fruit
2. to make or become productive or fruitful
[C14: from Old French fructifier, from Late Latin frūctificāre to bear fruit, from Latin frūctus fruit + facere to make, produce]
ˈfructiˌfier n

fruc•ti•fy

(ˈfrʌk təˌfaɪ, ˈfrʊk-, ˈfruk-)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.i.
1. to bear fruit; become fruitful.
v.t.
2. to make fruitful or productive; fertilize.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French fructifier < Latin frūctificāre]

fructify


Past participle: fructified
Gerund: fructifying

Imperative
fructify
fructify
Present
I fructify
you fructify
he/she/it fructifies
we fructify
you fructify
they fructify
Preterite
I fructified
you fructified
he/she/it fructified
we fructified
you fructified
they fructified
Present Continuous
I am fructifying
you are fructifying
he/she/it is fructifying
we are fructifying
you are fructifying
they are fructifying
Present Perfect
I have fructified
you have fructified
he/she/it has fructified
we have fructified
you have fructified
they have fructified
Past Continuous
I was fructifying
you were fructifying
he/she/it was fructifying
we were fructifying
you were fructifying
they were fructifying
Past Perfect
I had fructified
you had fructified
he/she/it had fructified
we had fructified
you had fructified
they had fructified
Future
I will fructify
you will fructify
he/she/it will fructify
we will fructify
you will fructify
they will fructify
Future Perfect
I will have fructified
you will have fructified
he/she/it will have fructified
we will have fructified
you will have fructified
they will have fructified
Future Continuous
I will be fructifying
you will be fructifying
he/she/it will be fructifying
we will be fructifying
you will be fructifying
they will be fructifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fructifying
you have been fructifying
he/she/it has been fructifying
we have been fructifying
you have been fructifying
they have been fructifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fructifying
you will have been fructifying
he/she/it will have been fructifying
we will have been fructifying
you will have been fructifying
they will have been fructifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fructifying
you had been fructifying
he/she/it had been fructifying
we had been fructifying
you had been fructifying
they had been fructifying
Conditional
I would fructify
you would fructify
he/she/it would fructify
we would fructify
you would fructify
they would fructify
Past Conditional
I would have fructified
you would have fructified
he/she/it would have fructified
we would have fructified
you would have fructified
they would have fructified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fructify - become productive or fruitful; "The seeds fructified"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
2.fructify - make productive or fruitful; "The earth that he fructified"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
3.fructify - bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"
procreate, reproduce, multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"
Translations

fructify

[ˈfrʌktɪfaɪ] VI (frm) → fructificar

fructify

vt (lit, fig) seed, writingbefruchten
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But at the moment when the cardinal saw his means already fructify, and applauded himself for having put it in action, an inhabitant of La Rochelle who had contrived to pass the royal lines--God knows how, such was the watchfulness of Bassompierre, Schomberg, and the Duc d'Angouleme, themselves watched over by the cardinal--an inhabitant of La Rochelle, we say, entered the city, coming from Portsmouth, and saying that he had seen a magnificent fleet ready to sail within eight days.
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They chose to regard it as a miraculous preservation, and the floods of love and sincerity, which fructify every hour of life, burst forth in tumult.
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I am glad to learn that India and Vietnam are actively working to establish direct air link, which I hope, will fructify in the near future," said Gogoi
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