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CREATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does create mean? 

CREATE (verb)
  The verb CREATE has 6 senses:

1. make or cause to be or to become
2. bring into existence
3. pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity
4. invest with a new title, office, or rank
5. create by artistic means
6. create or manufacture a man-made product

  Familiarity information: CREATE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CREATE (verb)


Sense 1create [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make or cause to be or to become

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

create; make

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "create"):

form; organise; organize (create (as an entity))

film (record in film)

direct (guide the actors in (plays and films))

choreograph (compose a sequence of dance steps, often to music)

compose; write (write music)

create verbally (create with or from words)

copy; re-create (make a replica of)

strike (produce by ignition or a blow)

style (make consistent with a certain fashion or style)

assemble; piece; put together; set up; tack; tack together (create by putting components or members together)

build; establish (build or establish something abstract)

build; construct; make (make by combining materials and parts)

film-make (make films; be a film maker)

recreate (create anew)

offset (create an offset in)

incorporate (form a corporation)

arouse; elicit; enkindle; evoke; fire; kindle; provoke; raise (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses))

beat (make by pounding or trampling)

raise (create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise)

cut (form by probing, penetrating, or digging)

cut (form or shape by cutting or incising)

prepare (to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery)

press (create by pressing)

bring about; give rise; produce (cause to happen, occur or exist)

bring forth; produce (bring forth or yield)

scrape (make by scraping)

create from raw material; create from raw stuff (make from scratch)

bear; turn out (bring forth,)

beget; bring forth; engender; father; generate; get; mother; sire (make children)

track (make tracks upon)

cleave (make by cutting into)

twine (make by twisting together or intertwining)

puncture (make by piercing)

establish; lay down; make (institute, enact, or establish)

froth; spume; suds (make froth or foam and become bubbly)

derive; educe (develop or evolve from a latent or potential state)

distil; distill; extract (extract by the process of distillation)

clear (make a way or path by removing objects)

regenerate (form or produce anew)

multiply; procreate; reproduce (have offspring or young)

bring; institute (advance or set forth in court)

short; short-circuit (create a short circuit in)

re-create (create anew)

put on; turn in (carry out (performances))

establish; give (bring about)

cause; do; make (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally)

actualise; actualize; realise; realize; substantiate (make real or concrete; give reality or substance to)

create; make (create by artistic means)

create by mental act; create mentally (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

arouse; bring up; call down; call forth; conjure; conjure up; evoke; invoke; put forward; raise; stir (summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic)

bring; make for; play; work; wreak (cause to happen or to occur as a consequence)

give; yield (cause to happen or be responsible for)

initiate; originate; start (bring into being)

bring forth; generate (bring into existence)

grind (created by grinding)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2create [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring into existence

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context examples:

The company was created 25 years ago / He created a new movement in painting

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "create"):

reinvent (bring back into existence)

develop (make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3create [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

Don't disturb him--he is creating

Hypernyms (to "create" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "create"):

draw (engage in drawing)

paint (make a painting)

build (be engaged in building)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4create [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Invest with a new title, office, or rank

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

Create one a peer

Hypernyms (to "create" is one way to...):

appoint; charge (assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something


Sense 5create [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create by artistic means

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

create; make

Context examples:

create a poem / Schoenberg created twelve-tone music / Picasso created Cubism / Auden made verses

Hypernyms (to "create" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "create"):

design (create designs)

design (create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner)

do; make (create or design, often in a certain way)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue create the movie


Sense 6create [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create or manufacture a man-made product

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

produce; create; make

Context examples:

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "create"):

extrude; squeeze out (form or shape by forcing through an opening)

generate; give; render; return; yield (give or supply)

generate (produce (energy))

bootleg (produce or distribute illegally)

laminate (create laminate by putting together several thin sheets of a material)

smelt (extract (metals) by heating)

reproduce (make a copy or equivalent of)

preassemble; prefabricate (to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings)

fudge together; throw together (produce shoddily, without much attention to detail)

print; publish (put into print)

confect (make or construct)

proof (make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset)

burn; cut (create by duplicating data)

put out (put out considerable effort)

elaborate (produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product)

breed (cause to procreate (animals))

make over; redo; refashion; remake (make new)

prefabricate (produce synthetically, artificially, or stereotypically and unoriginally)

underproduce (produce below capacity or demand)

output (to create or manufacture a specific amount)

pulsate; pulse (produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses)

clap together; clap up; slap together (make hastily and carelessly)

custom-make; customise; customize; tailor-make (make to specifications)

dummy; dummy up (make a dummy of)

turn out (produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery)

machine (make by machinery)

churn out (produce something at a fast rate)

overproduce (produce in excess)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue create the movie


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