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GENERATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does generate mean? 

GENERATE (verb)
  The verb GENERATE has 4 senses:

1. bring into existence
2. give or supply
3. produce (energy)
4. make children

  Familiarity information: GENERATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GENERATE (verb)


Sense 1generate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring into existence

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

generate; bring forth

Context examples:

The new manager generated a lot of problems / The computer bug generated chaos in the office

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

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

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

come up (bring forth, usually something desirable)

develop (generate gradually)

bring on; induce (cause to arise)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2generate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give or supply

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

generate; yield; render; give; return

Context examples:

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

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

create; make; produce (create or manufacture a man-made product)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 3generate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produce (energy)

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context examples:

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

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

create; make; produce (create or manufacture a man-made product)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4generate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make children

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

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 "generate" is one way to...):

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

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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