- 1. breeding, genteelness, gentility, elegance
- usage: elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
- 2. education, training, breeding, upbringing
- usage: the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
- 3. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing, socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation
- usage: helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
- 4. breeding, production
- usage: the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
- 5. reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of life, sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity
- usage: the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
- 1. engender, breed, spawn, cause, do, make
- usage: call forth
- 2. breed, cover, copulate, mate, pair, couple
- usage: copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
- 3. breed, produce, make, create
- usage: cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs"
- 4. breed, multiply, reproduce, procreate, multiply
- usage: have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"
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- 1. breeding, fruitful (vs. unfruitful)
- usage: producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"
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