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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.


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


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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