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generate

gen·er·ate

generate

 
 
pronunciation:
je n reIt
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: generated, generates, generating
definition: to bring into being or to produce.
The human body generates heat.
synonyms:
breed, create, hatch, make, originate, produce
similar words:
account, conceive, develop, found, launch, provoke, start, yield
Word Parts
The word generate contains the following parts:
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).