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produce (bring about)

Definition:

to cause to happen, occur or exist

Class:

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

Related to:

product

Past tense:

produced

Present participle:

producing

3rd-person singular present:

produces

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

induce | leave

Usage examples:

  • These chemicals produce a noxious vapor
  • This procedure produces a curious effect

Etymology:

"to develop, be extended", from Latin producere "lead or bring forth, draw out",...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of produce...

Definition references  (+images)

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 about

to cause to happen | to turn (a ship) around (9 of 476 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples)

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

Merriam-Webster:

bring about | effect [synonym] | beget [synonym] | breed [synonym] | bring [synonym] | bring on [synonym] | catalyze [synonym] | cause [synonym] | create [synonym] | ...

to cause to take place; "effect" (6 of 155 words, 1 usage example)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

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

to make something happen, especially to cause changes in a situation (11 of 71 words, 2 usage examples)

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

Wiktionary:

bring about | brought about [past tense] | bringing about [present participle] | brings about [3rd-person singular present] | effect [synonym, sense-specific] | lead to [synonym, sense-specific] | induce [synonym, sense-specific] | incite [synonym, sense-specific] | provoke [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[transitive] To cause to take place. | [transitive] To accomplish, achieve. (10 of 11 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

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

Wikipedia:

Produce

a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops and goods, including fruits and vegetables More specifically, the term "produce" often implies that the products are fresh and generally in the same state as where they were harvested. In... (39 of 562 words, 2 images)

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Oxford Dictionary:

produce | producibility [derived] | producible [derived]

make or manufacture from components or raw materials | (of a place or process) yield, grow, or supply | create or form (something) as part of a ... (25 of 266 words, 11 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/produce

American Heritage Dictionary:

produce | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle] | produces [3rd-person singular present] | producible [adjective, related] | produceable [adjective, related]

To bring forth; yield | To create by physical or mental effort | To manufacture | To cause to occur or exist; give rise to | To bring forth; exhibit | ... (26 of 182 words, 11 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

produce | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle] | producibility [noun, related] | producible [adjective, related]

to bring to view; offer for inspection | to bring forth; bear; yield | to make or manufacture ; to bring into being; create | to cause; give rise to | ... (27 of 135 words, 10 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/produce

Cambridge Dictionary:

produce [entry 1]

to make something or bring something into existence | When animals produce young, they give birth to them (17 of 103 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

produce [entry 2]

to cause a reaction or result (6 of 40 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

produce [entry 3]

to organize the practical and financial matters connected with the preparation of a film, play or television or radio programme | to be in charge of ... (25 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/produce 3

produce [entry 4]

to bring something out from somewhere and show it (9 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/produce 4

produce [entry 5]

to result in or discover something, especially proof (8 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/produce 5

produce [entry 6]

food or any other substance or material that is grown or obtained through farming, especially that which is produced in large amounts (22 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/produce 6

Encarta Dictionary:

bring about

to make something happen (4 of 14 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861694146​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

produce

First use: late 15th century

Origin: "to develop, be extended", from Latin producere "lead or bring forth, draw out", from pro- "forth" + ducere "to bring, lead". ... (24 of 73 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=produce

Wiktionary:

produce | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle] | produces [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin produco ("I lead forth or forward, bring forward, draw or stretch out, extend, prolong, conduct, etc., bring forth, bear, etc."), from pro ("forth, forward") + duco ("I lead, bring").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/produce

American Heritage Dictionary:

produce | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle] | produces [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English producen, to proceed, extend, from Latin prōdūcere, to extend, bring forth: prō-, ... (14 of 27 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

produce

Origin: late Middle English (in "... of the verb"): from Latin producere, from pro- "forward" + ducere "to lead". Current noun senses ... (21 of 26 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/produce

Collins Dictionary:

produce

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin prōdūcere to bring forward, from pro-1 + dūcere to lead

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

New World Dictionary:

produce | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle]

Origin: Latin producere from pro-, forward + ducere, to lead, draw: see "pro-" and "duct"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/produce

Merriam-Webster:

produce [entry 1, verb] | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English (Scots), from Latin producere, from pro- forward + ducere to lead

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

Encarta Dictionary:

produce | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle] | produces [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin producere "lead or bring out" from ducere "to lead"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736727​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

produce | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle] | produces [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "produce"

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produce [uncountable, noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "produce"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

produce | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle] | produces [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "produce"

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produce [uncountable, noun]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

produce [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "produce"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "produce"

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produce [entry 6]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "produce"

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the Free Dictionary:

produce

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "produce"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "produce"

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

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Google Dictionary:

produce | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle] | produces [3rd-person singular present]

Audio 1: English pronunciation of "produce"

Audio 2: English pronunciation of "produce"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

produce

Audio: North American pronunciation of "produce"

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produce

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produce

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YourDictionary Audio:

produce

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

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