American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make fruitful or productive.
- v. To bear fruit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bear or produce fruit.
- To make fruitful; render productive; fertilize: as, to fructify the earth.
- v. intransitive To bear fruit; to generate useful products or ideas.
- v. transitive To make productive or fruitful.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To bear fruit.
- v. To make fruitful; to render productive; to fertilize.
- v. make productive or fruitful
- v. bear fruit
- v. become productive or fruitful
- From Old French fructefier. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English fructifien, to bear fruit, from Old French fructifier, from Latin frūctificāre : frūctus, fruit; see fruit + -ficāre, -fy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“He said that best way to pay tribute to the great leader is to fructify her dream about making India the most advanced and developed country of the world.”
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