verb (used without object), fruc·ti·fied, fruc·ti·fy·ing.
verb (used with object), fruc·ti·fied, fruc·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of fructify
Examples from the Web for fructify
The thorn and the thistle may indeed bloom and fructify, but they will not bear grapes or figs.The Color Line|William Benjamin Smith
None of them, thank God; fructify in action—or at all events only the lesser ones.The Journal of a Disappointed Man|Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
Will you neglect one of those opportunities which only genius can discover, but which the humble capitalist can help to fructify?Old Friends|Andrew Lang
Which we of taste and feeling are, for those parts that do 027 fructify in us more than he.The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]|William Shakespeare
The seeds of thought, perfected in one climate, blossom and fructify under every sky, in every nationality which the sun visits.Standard Selections|Various
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for fructify
early 14c., from Old French fructifiier (12c.) "bear fruit, grow, develop," from Late Latin fructificare "bear fruit," from Latin fructus (see fruit) + root of facere "make" (see factitious). Related: Fructified; fructifying.