What does engender mean?

Definitions for engender
ɛnˈdʒɛn dəren·gen·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. engender, breed, spawn(verb)

    call forth

  2. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)

    make children

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engender(verb)

    to produce by the union of the sexes; to beget

  2. Engender(verb)

    to cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the seeds of; as, angry words engender strife

  3. Engender(verb)

    to assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced

  4. Engender(verb)

    to come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace

  5. Engender(noun)

    one who, or that which, engenders

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Engender

    en-jen′dėr, v.t. to beget: to bear: to breed: to sow the seeds of: to produce.—v.i. to be caused or produced.—ns. Engen′drure, Engen′dure, act of engendering: generation. [Fr. engendrer—L. ingenerārein, and generāre, to generate.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engender in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of engender in a Sentence

  1. Khalid Hashim:

    There is no doubt that the overall macro situation is one that does not engender a lot of confidence for increased trade flows in 2016 and beyond.

  2. Jeffrey Rosenzweig:

    I think the general consensus is electrocution is cruel and unusual punishment, if they attempt to do that, that's going to engender other challenges.

  3. J. Lawton Collins:

    No matter how brilliant a man may be, he will never engender confidence in his subordinates and associates if he lacks simple honesty and moral courage.

  4. Paul Jackson:

    The wider benefit of this mine is that you can engender a long-term relationship with China and they will want to take your agricultural goods from the other 1 million hectares of the Liverpool Plains.

  5. Fyodor Dostoevsky:

    By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.

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