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cre·ate

create

 
 
pronunciation:
kri eIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: created, creates, creating
definition 1: to bring into being.
He created a magnificent work of art for the town hall.The chef has created three new dishes.A new division of the police department was created to deal with this problem.The new government pledged to create more jobs.A large mirror on a wall can sometimes create a feeling of more space.
synonyms:
develop, fabricate, father, form, found, initiate, invent, originate
antonyms:
abolish, annihilate, demolish, destroy, obliterate
similar words:
author, carve, compose, conceive, constitute, contrive, design, devise, engender, establish, fashion, formulate, generate, make, procreate, start
definition 2: to cause; produce.
Arguing only creates more problems.The radicals hoped to create social unrest.
synonyms:
beget, engender, hatch, make, produce
similar words:
conceive, father, generate, give rise to, manufacture, mother, procreate, sire, spawn
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to bring something into being, esp. works of the imagination.
As an artist, he had no desire to teach, only to create.
synonyms:
conceive, imagine
antonyms:
destroy
similar words:
compose, dream up, visualize
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