Definitions for: Generate

[v] make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
[v] bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"
[v] produce (energy); "We can't generate enough power for the entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to to generate more electricity"
[v] give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"

Webster (1913) Definition: Gen"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Generated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Generating.] [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to
generate, fr. genus. See Genus, Gender.]
1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being
similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal
generates its own species.

2. To cause to be; to bring into life. --Milton.

3. To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process;
to produce; to cause.

Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle must
likewise generate milk. --Arbuthnot.

4. (Math.) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the
motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.

Synonyms: beget, bring forth, bring forth, engender, father, get, give, mother, render, return, sire, yield

See Also: bring on, come up, create, create, develop, induce, make, make, produce

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