AskDefine | Define generate

Dictionary Definition

generate

Verb

1 bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office" [syn: bring forth]
2 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" [syn: render, yield, return, give]
3 produce (energy); "We can't generate enough power for the entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to to generate more electricity"
4 make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, bring forth]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To bring into being; give rise to.
    The discussion generated an uproar.
  2. To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process.
    Adding concentrated sulphuric acid to water generates heat.
  3. To procreate.
    They generated many offspring.
  4. In the context of "transitive|mathematics": To form a figure from a curve or solid.
    Rotating a circle generates a sphere.

Translations

Italian

Verb

generate

Extensive Definition

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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