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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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