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incubate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of incubate

  1. 1 to cover and warm eggs as the young inside develop the hen incubated her eggs for two weeks Synonyms of incubate brood, hatch, set, sitWords Related to incubate lay, spawn

  2. 2 to help the growth or development of hopefully, these youthful visits to the museum will incubate an enduring love of art Synonyms of incubate advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, foster, nourish, nurse, nurture, promoteWords Related to incubate advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, uphold; endow, finance, fund, patronize, stake, subsidize, underwrite; abet, aid, assist; advertise, boost, plug, publicize, tout; agitate (for), campaign (for), work (for)Near Antonyms of incubate ban, bar, enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prevent, prohibit, proscribe; battle, combat, contend (with), counter, fight, oppose; repress, snuff (out), squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, halt, retard; encumber, fetter, hobble, impede, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackleAntonyms of incubate discourage, frustrate, hinder, inhibit



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