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produce (bring forth, yield)

Definition:

to bring forth or yield

Class:

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

Related to:

producer

Past tense:

produced

Present participle:

producing

3rd-person singular present:

produces

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

The tree wouldn't produce fruit

Synonyms:

bring forth

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)

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)

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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)

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Collins Dictionary:

bring forth

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

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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)

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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)

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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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Merriam-Webster:

produce [entry 1, verb] | produced [past tense] | producing [present participle] | yield [synonym, sense-specific] | make [synonym, sense-specific] | especially [synonym, sense-specific] | beget [synonym, sense-specific] | breed [synonym, sense-specific] | bring [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to offer to view or notice | to give birth or rise to; "yield" | to extend in length, area, or volume | to make available for public exhibition or ... (27 of 338 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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produce [entry 2, noun] | yield [synonym, sense-specific] | affair [synonym, sense-specific] | fruit [synonym, sense-specific] | handiwork [synonym, sense-specific] | labor [synonym, sense-specific] | output [synonym, sense-specific] | product [synonym, sense-specific] | production [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

something produced ; the amount produced; "yield" | agricultural products and especially fresh fruits and vegetables as distinguished from grain and ... (20 of 123 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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produce [entry 2]

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

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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)

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produce [entry 4]

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

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produce [entry 5]

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

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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)

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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

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)

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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").

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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)

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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"

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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

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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]

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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"

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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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