To create is to make something.verb
- An example of to create is to use paper and glitter to decorate a greeting card.
- An example of to create is to change a business plan to allow for more jobs.
- to cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
- to bring about; give rise to; cause: new industries create new jobs
- to invest with a new rank, function, etc.
- to be the first to portray (a particular role in a play)
Origin: ME createn < L creatus, pp. of creare, to create < IE *rē-, var. of base *ker-, to grow, cause to grow > cereal
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transitive verb cre·at·ed, cre·at·ing, cre·ates
- To cause to exist; bring into being. See Synonyms at found1.
- To give rise to; produce: That remark created a stir.
- To invest with an office or title; appoint.
- To produce through artistic or imaginative effort: create a poem; create a role.
Origin: Middle English createn, from Latin creāre, creāt-; see ker-2 in Indo-European roots.