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definition 1: to cause to be brought into being.
example: The human body generates heat.
example: The farm uses a windmill to generate its own electricity.
example: The news generated a great deal of excitement.
example: Establishment of the factory will generate more jobs in the area.
example: The lottery generates significant revenue for the state.
definition 2: to beget (offspring).
example: Laboratory mice exposed to the chemicals were no longer capable of generating offspring.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb generate
generate + VERB: ~ electricity, ~ energy, ~ heat, ~ power, ~ waves, ~ noise, ~ waste, ~ income, ~ wealth, ~ profit, ~ revenue, ~ sales, ~ cash, ~ surplus, ~ output, ~ growth, ~ jobs, ~ interest, ~ ideas, ~ enthusiasm, ~ excitement, ~ conflict, ~ controversy, ~ publicity, ~ traffic, ~ files, ~ data, ~ errors