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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

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.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    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. 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.

  2. Howard Hendricks:

    You can impress people from a distance but you can impact them only up close.""The more sensitive you become toward sin, the more aware you'll be for the need of godliness and holiness.""The measure of you as a leader is not what you do, but what others do because of what you do.""You teach what you know but you reproduce what you are.""People tell me they want to make the Bible relevant. The Bible's already relevant. You're the one that's irrelevant!

  3. Hugh Perry:

    We now need to find something to reproduce the effect of brain cooling. We need to find drugs which can induce the effects of hibernation and hypothermia.

  4. Apple Inc:

    We want to assure our customers that as soon as our engineering team became aware of the details necessary to reproduce the bug, they quickly disabled Group FaceTime and began work on the fix, we are committed to improving the process by which we receive and escalate these reports, in order to get them to the right people as fast as possible.

  5. Reinhard Griebel:

    Now there are three of us and that is 28 years after this time, either I carry on until I am over 100 years old, that would certainly still be fun, or the garden gnomes reproduce.

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