What does engender mean?

Definitions for engender
ɛnˈdʒɛn dəren·gen·der

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word engender.

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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How to say engender in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Lara Brown:

    I think he has essentially done what he got in the race to do, and now is the best time to leave, if he continues, he will only further engender frustration among Democratic Party officials and all of those individuals who are engaged at the super delegate level. And what he’s now achieving is really only his own desire to finish, and be in a position where he could protest or engage in some form of minority delegate platform negotiation at the convention.

  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. Lara Brown:

    If he continues, he will only further engender frustration among Democratic Party officials and all of those individuals who are engaged at the super delegate level. And what he’s now achieving is really only his own desire to finish, and be in a position where he could protest or engage in some form of minority delegate platform negotiation at the convention.

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