Generate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒenəreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word generate
Brit.  |ˈdʒɛnəreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word generate

verb

- bring into existence

The new manager generated a lot of problems
The computer bug generated chaos in the office
The computer generated this image
The earthquake generated a tsunami

- give or supply (syn: give, render, return, yield)
- produce (energy)

We can't generate enough power for the entire city
The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity

- make (offspring) by reproduction (syn: beget, engender, father, get, mother, sire)

Examples

This business should generate a lot of revenue.

We hope to generate some new ideas at the meeting.

His theories have generated a great deal of interest among other scientists.

Her comments have generated a good deal of excitement.

They have been unable to generate much support for their proposals.

The program would generate a lot of new jobs.

Tourism generates income for local communities.

The project generated enormous interest.

Wind turbines generate electricity for the local community.

The new manager generated a lot of problems

The computer bug generated chaos in the office

The computer generated this image

The earthquake generated a tsunami

We can't generate enough power for the entire city

The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: generate
he/she/it: generates
present participle: generating
past tense: generated
past participle: generated
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