Engender - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈdʒendər|  American pronunciation of the word engender
Brit.  |ɪnˈdʒɛndə|  British pronunciation of the word engender


- call forth (syn: breed, spawn)
- make (offspring) by reproduction (syn: beget, father, generate, get, mother, sire)


The issue has engendered a considerable amount of debate.

...a suggestion to go out for pizza that didn't seem to engender any interest...

the changes in society engendered by the war

relationships that engender trust in children

...an intriguing concept that should engender much debate among climatologists...

...the type of provocative magazine article that is guaranteed to engender vituperative threats of subscription cancellations...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: engender
he/she/it: engenders
present participle: engendering
past tense: engendered
past participle: engendered
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