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engender

en·gen·der

engender

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn jen dr
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: engendered, engendering, engenders
definition 1: to create or give rise to.
The innovative product engendered many imitations.The theory engendered criticism from the scientific community.
synonyms:
breed, cause, create, generate, give rise to, procreate, produce, spawn
antonyms:
banish
similar words:
beget, conceive, effect, occasion, provoke
definition 2: to produce (offspring).
The king had not yet engendered a son.
synonyms:
breed, generate, procreate, produce, reproduce, spawn
similar words:
beget, father, hatch, sire
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