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Definitions for reproduce
ˌri prəˈdus, -ˈdyusre·pro·duce

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reproduceverb

    make a copy or equivalent of

    "reproduce the painting"

  2. reproduce, procreate, multiplyverb

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

    "The Bible tells people to procreate"

  3. reproduceverb

    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, reproduceverb

    repeat after memorization

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


  1. reproduceverb

    to produce an image or copy of something

  2. reproduceverb

    to generate offspring (sexually or asexually)

  3. reproduceverb

    to produce again; to recreate

  4. reproduceverb

    to bring something to mind; to recall

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To REPRODUCEverb

    To produce again; to produce anew.

    Etymology: re and produce; reproduire, Fr.

    If horse dung reproduceth oats, it will not be easily determined where the power of generation ceaseth. Brown.

    Those colours are unchangeable, and whenever all those rays with those their colours are mixed again, they reproduce the same white light as before. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reproduceverb

    to produce again

  2. Reproduceverb

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

  3. Reproduceverb

    to cause to exist again

  4. Reproduceverb

    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. Reproduceverb

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reproduce

    rē-prō-dūs′, v.t. to produce again: to form anew: to propagate: to represent.—n. Reprodū′cer, one who reproduces: the diaphragm used in producing speech in the phonograph.—adj. Reprodū′cible.—n. Reproduc′tion, the act of producing new organisms—the whole process whereby life is continued from generation to generation: repetition.—adj. Reproduc′tive, tending to reproduce.—ns. Reproduc′tiveness, Reproductiv′ity.—adj. Reproduc′tory.—Reproductive faculty, the faculty of the association of ideas; Reproductive organs (bot.), the organs appropriate to the production of seeds or spines: (zool.) the generative system.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproduce in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproduce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of reproduce in a Sentence

  1. Rand Paul:

    Sometimes I'll say flippantly if you sold the chicken to somebody, there'd be plenty of them, when things are owned, there's lots of cows. Cows are not endangered. Neither are chickens, really. The sage brush grouse would probably be less likely to be endangered if somebody owned it and allowed it to reproduce. So there are ways of handling it.

  2. David Ehrenreich:

    The extreme atmospheric conditions met in WASP-76b and its siblings, other 'ultra-hot' gas giants, are not found anywhere in our solar system and would be very difficult to reproduce in a lab, therefore, these exotic objects are unique laboratories to crash-test our climate models and understand the most extreme forms of atmospheric evolution.

  3. John Stephenson:

    It's not surprising, wolves do tend to attempt to reproduce each year. We expected them to den again.

  4. Paul Klee, Creative Credo, 1920:

    Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.

  5. Alexandra Minna Stern:

    Under those laws, about 60,000 people were sterilized in procedures that we would qualify today as being compulsory, forced, involuntary, and under the justifications that the people who were being sterilized were unfit to reproduce.

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    a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
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    • B. gloat
    • C. fluster
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