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Verb: generate  'je-nu,reyt
  1. Bring into existence
    "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami";
    - bring forth
     
  2. Give or supply
    "The estate generates some revenue for the family";
    - render, yield, return, give
     
  3. Produce (energy)
    "We can't generate enough power for the entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity"
     
  4. Make (offspring) by reproduction
    - beget [archaic], get, engender, father, mother, sire, bring forth

Derived forms: generates, generated, generating

Type of: create, make, produce

Encyclopedia: Generate