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Synonyms of breed in English:


  • 1 Asian elephants breed readily in captivity
    reproduce, produce offspring, procreate, bear young, multiply, propagate;
    literary beget offspring
  • 2 these horses are bred for racing
    rear, raise, nurture
  • 3 she was born and bred in the village
    bring up, rear, raise, nurture;
    educate, teach, train
  • 4 the political system bred massive discontent
  • noun

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  • 1 a medium-sized breed of cow
  • 2 a new breed of journalist
    North American informal stripe
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