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 labību‎ ― to grow cereals
    audzēt tomātus siltumnīcā‎ ― to grow tomatoes in a greenhouse
    audzēt zivis dīķī‎ ― to raise fish in a pond
    audzēt mājputnus, mājlopus‎ ― to raise poultry, livestock
    kam puķu vajag, lai stāda pats un lai audzē‎ ― who 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, ūsas‎ ― to grow long hair, a beard, a mustache
  3. (poetic) to cultivate, to cause to be and develop
    audzēt naidu sirdī‎ ― to cultivate hatred in (one's) heart
    mēness ar savu bālumu prot tik audzēt sāpīgu mīlu‎ ― the moon with its paleness is capable of cultivating (= causing) such painful love


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