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generate

gen·er·ate

generate

 
pronunciation:
je n reIt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: generated, generates, generating
definition 1: to cause to be brought into being.
The human body generates heat.The farm uses a windmill to generate its own electricity.The news generated a great deal of excitement.Establishment of the factory will generate more jobs in the area.The lottery generates significant revenue for the state.
synonyms:
beget, breed, create, engender, hatch, make, originate, procreate, produce, spawn
similar words:
account, conceive, develop, effectuate, found, fructify, give rise to, launch, provoke, start, yield
definition 2: to beget (offspring).
Laboratory mice exposed to the chemicals were no longer capable of generating offspring.
synonyms:
beget, breed, engender, father, procreate, produce, sire, spawn
similar words:
fructify
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).