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 Dictionary entry overview: What does engender mean? 

  The verb ENGENDER has 2 senses:

1. call forth
2. make children

  Familiarity information: ENGENDER used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1engender [BACK TO TOP]


Call forth

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing


breed; engender; spawn

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

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

Sentence frames:

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

Sense 2engender [BACK TO TOP]


Make children

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care


beget; father; sire; engender; mother; bring forth; generate; get

Context examples:

Abraham begot Isaac / Men often father children but don't recognize them

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

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

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

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