Synonyms for germinate
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- 1. shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout, grow
- usage: produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
- 2. evolve, germinate, develop, create by mental act, create mentally
- usage: work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
- 3. germinate, grow
- usage: cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"