germinate germinate  /ˈdʒɜr mə ˌneɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) produce buds, branches, or germinate
  2. (v) work out
  3. (v) cause to grow or sprout

Usage(s):

  1. All too often, however, a few cells manage to survive the onslaught and germinate, sometimes years later, into tumors that are impervious to treatment.
  2. Unlike countercultural movements in the West, which often germinate in protest activities, most linglei are not motivated by economic anxiety or political dissatisfaction.
  3. But many cash-strapped local officials have chronically underfunded such long-to-germinate human investment and focused instead on short-term, revenue-generating schemes.

News

  1. To germinate, or not to germinate, that is the question…

    Scientists have uncovered new insights into the way seeds use gene networks to control when they germinate in response to environmental signals.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. 'Biggest Little' rebirth: Grassroots movement tries to repair Reno's national image (watch videos)

    The RGJ’s Reno Rebirth section, which focuses on crucial issues for our city, originally inspired the group to get together and hatch the Biggest Little City campaign. We provided a meeting space for the group, and one or more RGJ staffers sat in meetings to watch the seeds germinate.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  3. 'Biggest Little' rebirth: Grassroots movement tries to repair Reno's national image

    The RGJ’s Reno Rebirth section, which focuses on crucial issues for our city, originally inspired the group to get together and hatch the Biggest Little City campaign. We provided a meeting space for the group, and one or more RGJ staffers sat in meetings to watch the seeds germinate.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Quotes

  1. "It has become abundantly clear, as Julian Schnabel's painterly vision has evolved, that cinema has served to germinate his pictorial imagination, inspiring his paintings in diverse and dynamic ways," David Moos, the AGO's curator of modern and...
    on May 7, 2010 By: David Moos Source: CBC.ca

  2. "Internet bloggers can serve the meal better than they can farm," Jackson said. "Farming requires tilling the soil, removing the debris, planting, being patient, letting it germinate. That's the strength of labor unions and churches and civil...
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Jesse Jackson Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "The government I will head will do its utmost to plant the seeds, to establish the foundations of democracy so that it will germinate and grow and become strong," said Latortue, adding that the new government would be ready by Tuesday evening.
    on Mar 16, 2004 By: Gerard Latortue Source: Independent Online

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