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Apparently from the same stem as its intransitive counterpart augt (to grow).




audzēt tr., 2nd conj., pres. audzēju, audzē, audzē, past audzēju

  1. to grow, to raise (to bring up animals, to cultivate plant; to take care (of an animal, plant) so that it grows)
    audzēt labībuto grow cereals
    audzēt tomātus siltumnīcāto grow tomatoes in a greenhouse
    audzēt zivis dīķīto raise fish in a pond
    audzēt mājputnus, mājlopusto raise poultry, livestock
    kam puķu vajag, lai stāda pats un lai audzēwho needs a flower, let him plant it and grow, cultivate it
  2. (o hair, nails) to grow, to allow to grow
    audzēt garus matus, bārdu, ūsasto grow long hair, a beard, a mustache
  3. (poetic) to cultivate, to cause to be and develop
    audzēt naidu sirdīto cultivate hatred in (one's) heart
    mēness ar savu bālumu prot tik audzēt sāpīgu mīluthe moon with its paleness is capable of cultivating (= causing) such painful love


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