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English verb: reproduce

1. reproduce (creation) make a copy or equivalent of


SamplesReproduce the painting.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce


Narrower (hyponym)copy, double, duplicate, duplicate, fingerprint, imitate, photocopy, play back, print, quadruplicate, reduplicate, reissue, repeat, replay, replicate, reprint, run off, simulate, triplicate, xerox

2. reproduce (body) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant


SamplesThe Bible tells people to procreate.


Synonymsmultiply, procreate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)breed, brood, cover, fructify, hatch, incubate, multiply, propagate, set


Domain categorybiological science, biology

3. reproduce (creation) recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.


SamplesThis DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well.
He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait.


ExamplesDid he reproduce his major works over a short period of time?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)re-create


Narrower (hyponym)catch, get


Domain categorybeaux arts, fine arts

4. reproduce (communication) repeat after memorization


SamplesFor the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information.


Synonymsregurgitate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)echo, repeat









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