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English verb: create

1. create (creation) make or cause to be or to become


SamplesMake a mess in one's office.
Create a furor.


Synonymsmake


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


Narrower (hyponym)actualise, actualize, arouse, arouse, assemble, bear, beat, beget, blast, bring, bring, bring about, bring forth, bring forth, bring forth, bring up, build, build, call down, call forth, cause, chop, choreograph, clear, cleave, compose, conjure, conjure up, construct, copy, create, create by mental act, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, create mentally, create verbally, cut, cut, derive, direct, distil, distill, do, educe, elicit, engender, enkindle, establish, establish, establish, evoke, evoke, extract, father, film, film-make, fire, form, froth, generate, generate, get, give, give, give rise, grind, incorporate, initiate, institute, invoke, kindle, lay down, make, make, make, make, make for, manufacture, mother, multiply, offset, organise, organize, originate, piece, play, prepare, press, procreate, produce, produce, provoke, puncture, put forward, put on, put together, raise, raise, raise, re-create, re-create, realise, realize, recreate, regenerate, reproduce, scrape, set up, shell, short, short-circuit, sire, spume, start, stir, strike, style, substantiate, suds, tack, tack together, track, turn in, turn out, twine, work, wreak, write, yield

2. create (creation) bring into existence


SamplesThe company was created 25 years ago.
He created a new movement in painting.


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


Narrower (hyponym)carve out, develop, reinvent

3. create (creation) pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity


SamplesDon't disturb him--he is creating.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)build, draw, paint

4. create (social) invest with a new title, office, or rank


SamplesCreate one a peer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)appoint, charge

5. create (creation) create by artistic means


SamplesCreate a poem.
Schoenberg created twelve-tone music.
Picasso created Cubism.
Auden made verses.


ExamplesSam and Sue create the movie


Synonymsmake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)design, design, do, make


Verb groupcreate, make, produce

6. create (creation) create or manufacture a man-made product


SamplesWe produce more cars than we can sell.
The company has been making toys for two centuries.


ExamplesSam and Sue create the movie


Synonymsmake, produce


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


Narrower (hyponym)bootleg, breed, burn, churn out, clap together, clap up, confect, custom-make, customise, customize, cut, dummy, dummy up, elaborate, extrude, fudge together, generate, generate, give, laminate, machine, make over, output, overproduce, preassemble, prefabricate, prefabricate, print, proof, publish, pulsate, pulse, put out, redo, refashion, remake, render, reproduce, return, slap together, smelt, squeeze out, tailor-make, throw together, turn out, underproduce, yield


Verb groupcreate, make









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