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generate (bring, existence)

Definition:

to bring into existence

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

generated

Present participle:

generating

3rd-person singular present:

generates

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

come up | develop | induce | release

Usage examples:

  • The earthquake generated a tsunami
  • The computer generated this image
  • The computer bug generated chaos in the office
  • The new manager generated a lot of problems

Synonyms:

bring forth

Etymology:

(in the sense "beget, procreate"): from Latin generat- "created", from the verb...
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Definition references

American Heritage Dictionary:

bring | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle] | brings [3rd-person singular present] | bring down | bring forth | bring forward | bring in | bring off | ...

To carry, convey, lead, or cause to go along to another place | To carry as an attribute or contribution | To lead or force into a specified state, ... (27 of 569 words, 21 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bring

Random House Dictionary:

bring | brought [past tense] | bringing [present participle] | bring about [sense-specific] | bring around or round [sense-specific] | bring down [sense-specific] | bring forth [sense-specific] | bring forward [sense-specific] | bring in [sense-specific] | ...

to carry, convey, conduct, or cause (someone or something) to come with, to, or toward the speaker. | to cause to come to or toward oneself; attract. ... (26 of 544 words, 19 definitions, 26 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/bring

Collins Dictionary:

bring forth

to give birth to (4 of 438 words, 8 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bring-forth

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bring forth [transitive, formal] | brought forth [past tense] | bringing forth [present participle] | brings forth [3rd-person singular present]

to produce something, or to cause a particular reaction (9 of 62 words, 1 usage example)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bring-forth

Wiktionary:

bring forth | brought forth [past tense] | bringing forth [present participle] | brings forth [3rd-person singular present]

To produce, bear as fruit | To give birth. | To create, generate, bring into existence. | To display, produce, bring out for display. (21 of 22 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bring forth

Merriam-Webster:

generate | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle] | produce [synonym, sense-specific] | procreate [synonym, sense-specific] | beget [synonym, sense-specific] | breed [synonym, sense-specific] | bring [synonym, sense-specific] | bring about [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to bring into existence: as ; "procreate", "beget" ; to originate by a vital, chemical, or physical process; "produce" | to be the cause of (a ... (25 of 299 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/generate

Oxford Dictionary:

generate | generable [derived]

produce or create | produce (energy, especially electricity). | [math, linguistics] : produce (a set or sequence of items) by performing specified ... (20 of 139 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/generate

Wikipedia:

Generate [disambiguation]

may refer to: Create | Science and math: Generate and test (trial and error) | Generating function, in math and physics | Generating primes | Generating set | Generating trigonometric tables | Other: Generate ministry, young adult event | Generated ... (33 of 105 words, 13 definitions)

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New World Dictionary:

generate | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle]

to produce (offspring); beget; procreate | to bring into being; cause to be | to originate or produce by a physical, chemical, mechanical, electronic, ... (22 of 90 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/generate

Cambridge Dictionary:

generate [entry 1]

to cause something to exist (5 of 37 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/generate 1

generate [entry 2]

to produce energy in a particular form (7 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/generate 2

Columbia Encyclopedia:

generator | alternator | dynamo | magneto

in electricity, machine used to change mechanical energy into electrical energy. It operates on the principle of electromagnetic induction, discovered ... (20 of 429 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0820460​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

bring forth

to bear young | to produce fruit or flowers (8 of 21 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861686710​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

generate

First use: early 16th century

Origin: (in the sense "beget, procreate"): from Latin generat- "created", from the verb generare, from genus, gener- "stock, race"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/generate

Wiktionary:

generate | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle] | generates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin generātus, perfect passive participle of generō ("beget, procreate, produce"), from genus ("a kind, race, family"); see genus.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/generate

New World Dictionary:

generate | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle]

Origin: Latin generatus, past participle of generare, to beget, produce from genus (generally generis): see "genus"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

generate | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle] | generates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin generāre, generāt-, to produce, from genus, gener-, birth; see genə- in Indo-European roots.

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Merriam-Webster:

generate | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle]

First use: 1509

Origin: Latin generatus, past participle of generare, from gener-, genus descent, birth

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/generate

Collins Dictionary:

generate

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin generāre to beget, from genus kind

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/generate

Encarta Dictionary:

generate | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle] | generates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Early 16th century

Origin: Latin generat-, past participle of generare "beget" from genus "race, birth"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674827​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

generate | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle] | generates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "generate"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/generate

Collins Dictionary:

generate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "generate"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/generate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

generate [transitive] | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle] | generates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "generate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/generate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

generate [transitive] | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle] | generates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "generate"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/generate

Cambridge Dictionary:

generate [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "generate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "generate"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/generate 1

the Free Dictionary:

generate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "generate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "generate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "generate" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

generate | generated [past tense] | generating [present participle] | generates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "generate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

generate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "generate"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=genera​12 word=generate

YourDictionary Audio:

generate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "generate" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

generate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "generate" by speech synthesizer

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