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