Definitions for reproduceˌri prəˈdus, -ˈdyus

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•pro•duceˌri prəˈdus, -ˈdyus(v.)-duced, -duc•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make a copy or close imitation of; duplicate.

  2. to produce again or anew by natural process.

  3. to produce one or more other individuals of (a given kind of organism) by some process of generation or propagation, sexual or asexual.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  4. to cause or foster the reproduction of (organisms).

    Category: Developmental Biology

  5. to produce, form, or bring about again or anew in any manner.

  6. to recall to the mind (a past incident), as by the aid of memory or imagination.

  7. to produce again (a play produced previously).

  8. (v.i.)to reproduce one's kind, as an organism; propagate; bear offspring.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  9. to turn out in a given manner when copied.

Origin of reproduce:

1605–15; cf. F reproduire


Princeton's WordNet

  1. reproduce(verb)

    make a copy or equivalent of

    "reproduce the painting"

  2. reproduce, procreate, multiply(verb)

    have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

    "The Bible tells people to procreate"

  3. reproduce(verb)

    recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.

    "this DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well"; "He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait"

  4. regurgitate, reproduce(verb)

    repeat after memorization

    "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. reproduce(verb)ˌri prəˈdus, -ˈdyus

    to make a copy of sth, or do sth again in the same way

    The papers have been reproduced with the authors' permission.; an atmosphere that would not be possible to reproduce

  2. reproduceˌri prəˈdus, -ˈdyus

    to have babies

    animals that reproduce every few weeks


  1. reproduce(Verb)

    to produce an image or copy of something

  2. reproduce(Verb)

    to generate offspring (sexually or asexually)

  3. reproduce(Verb)

    to produce again; to recreate

  4. reproduce(Verb)

    to bring something to mind; to recall

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reproduce(verb)

    to produce again

  2. Reproduce(verb)

    to bring forward again; as, to reproduce a witness; to reproduce charges; to reproduce a play

  3. Reproduce(verb)

    to cause to exist again

  4. Reproduce(verb)

    to produce again, by generation or the like; to cause the existence of (something of the same class, kind, or nature as another thing); to generate or beget, as offspring; as, to reproduce a rose; some animals are reproduced by gemmation

  5. Reproduce(verb)

    to make an image or other representation of; to portray; to cause to exist in the memory or imagination; to make a copy of; as, to reproduce a person's features in marble, or on canvas; to reproduce a design

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reproduce' in Verbs Frequency: #820

Anagrams of reproduce

  1. procedure

Translations for reproduce

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make or produce a copy of; to make or produce again

Good as the film is, it fails to reproduce the atmosphere of the book; A record-player reproduces the sound which has been recorded on a record.

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