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English verb: generate

1. generate (creation) bring into existence


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbring forth


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)bring on, come up, develop, free, induce, liberate, release

2. generate (creation) give or supply


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsgive, render, return, yield


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce


Verb groupestablish, give, give, yield

3. generate (creation) produce (energy)


SamplesWe can't generate enough power for the entire city.
The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

4. generate (body) make children


SamplesAbraham begot Isaac.
Men often father children but don't recognize them.


Synonymsbeget, bring forth, engender, father, get, mother, sire


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)create, make









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