generate, bring forth(verb)
bring into existence
"The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami"
render, yield, return, give, generate(verb)
give or supply
"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"
"We can't generate enough power for the entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity"
beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)
"Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
To bring into being; give rise to.
The discussion generated an uproar.
To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process.
Adding concentrated sulphuric acid to water generates heat.
To procreate, beget.
They generated many offspring.
To form a figure from a curve or solid.
Rotating a circle generates a sphere.
To appear or occur; be generated.
Origin: From generatus, perfect passive participle of genero, from genus; see genus.
to beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species
to cause to be; to bring into life
to originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause
to trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order
Origin: [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to generate, fr. genus. See Genus, Gender.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jen′ėr-āt, v.t. to produce: to bring into life: to originate.—adj. Gen′erable, that may be generated or produced.—ns. Gen′erant (math.), a line, point, or figure that produces another figure by its motion; Generā′tion, a producing or originating: a single stage in natural descent: the people of the same age or period: offspring, progeny, race: (pl.) genealogy, history (B.); Generā′tionism, traducianism.—adj. Gen′erātive, having the power of generating or producing.—ns. Gen′erātor, begetter or producer: the principal sound in music; Gen′erātrix (geom.), the point, line, or surface which, by its motion, generates another magnitude.—adjs. Genet′ic, -al, pertaining to genesis or production.—adv. Genet′ically.—ns. Gen′etrix, Gen′itrix, a female parent; Gen′itor, a progenitor; Gen′iture, birth.—Alternation of generations, a complication in the life-history of plants, when the organism produces offspring unlike itself, but giving rise in turn to forms like the original parents; Spontaneous generation, the origination of living from non-living matter: abiogenesis. [L. generāre, -ātum—genus, a kind.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
To produce something according to an algorithm or program or set of rules, or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of the execution of an algorithm or program. The opposite of parse. This term retains its mechanistic connotations (though often humorously) when used of human behavior. “The guy is rational most of the time, but mention nuclear energy around him and he'll generate infinite flamage.”
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'generate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4535
Rank popularity for the word 'generate' in Verbs Frequency: #373
green tea, teenager, teen-ager
The numerical value of generate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of generate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of generate in a Sentence
How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
These kinds of radicalized protests generate violence.
I don't need external motivation. I can generate my own.
Not enough water can also generate skin diseases for people.
That announcement did generate some good tips but no recovery.
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- producir, procrear, generarSpanish
- kehittää, tuottaa, herättää, tehdä, synnyttääFinnish
- générer, engendrerFrench
- létrehoz, teremtHungarian
- 生成, 生み出す, 発生, 生成するJapanese
- zămisli, reproduce, crea, genera, da naștere, produce, procreaRomanian
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