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Definition 1: make (offspring) by reproduction - [verb of body]

Samples where generate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Abraham begot Isaac
  • John fathered four daughters

Synonyms for generate in the sense of this definition

(generate is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 2: bring into existence - [verb of creation]

Samples where generate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for generate in the sense of this definition

(generate is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of generate ) bring forth, usually something desirable

"The committee came up with some interesting recommendations"

(... is a kind of generate ) generate gradually

"We must develop more potential customers" "develop a market for the new mobile phone"

(... is a kind of generate ) cause to arise

"induce a crisis"

(... is a kind of generate ) release (gas or energy) as a result of a chemical reaction or physical decomposition

Definition 3: produce (energy) - [verb of creation]

Samples where generate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We can't generate enough power for the entire city
  • The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity

(generate is a kind of ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

(... is a kind of generate ) generate an electrical impulse

"the neurons fired fast"

Definition 4: give or supply - [verb of creation]

Samples where generate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for generate in the sense of this definition

(generate is a kind of ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

(generate has a similar meaning as ...) cause to happen or be responsible for

"His two singles gave the team the victory"

(generate has a similar meaning as ...) bring about

"The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"

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