- v become productive or fruitful
- v make productive or fruitful
- v bear fruit
the apple trees fructify
- Trustees let the hospital's $3,500,000 fructify for 15 years and then when it was virtually doubled, started a 230-bed hospital with Johns Hopkins' Four Founding Doctors in .
- A few years before retiring, Lowell began agitating for a more creative path into teaching ("to entice and fructify imagination").
- Then Churchill got in his innings with a blistering 40-minute attack in which he said: "There was the old Gladstonian expression, 'Let the money fructify in the pockets of the .
- Yashwant Sinha in Hindu
It is our firm belief even at this stage that the agreement reached 20 months ago between BJP and JD(S) about the coalition government will fructify, Sinha said expressing displeasure over JDS's attempt to put on hold the power transfer.
- Amitabh Bachchan in Reuters India
Did any of us ever dream that a day would come when this would fructify, 60-70 years ago. No we did not. But this is the value that our cinema now enjoys,the elder Bachchan said on his blog (http://bigb.bigadda.com).
- Kapil Sibal in Economic Times
Responding to the critics, Mr Sibal said, "These initiatives will be set in motion in the 100 days. I never said that they will fructify in 100 days. How can that happen? But actionable initiatives will be taken. The proposals were not worked out in...