sows; sowed; sown /ˈsoʊn/ or sowed; sowing
1 : to plant seeds in an area of ground
Every year we sow corn.
Farmers sowed the fields with corn.
We'll sow in the early spring.
2 [+ object] : to cause (fear, doubt, etc.) to affect many people
Threats of war have sown fear in the region. [=have made many people in the region afraid]
They have been deliberately attempting to sow discord. [=to cause people to disagree and argue with each other]
— sower /ˈsowɚ/ noun, plural sowers [count]