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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