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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)echo, repeat

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