To engender is defined as to cause something to happen or come into being.(verb)
An example of engender is when you make a controversial remark that angers people.
See engender in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME engendren < OFr engendrer < L ingenerare, to beget < in-, in + generare: see generate
See engender in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb en·gen·dered, en·gen·der·ing, en·gen·ders verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English engendren
Origin: , from Old French engendrer
Origin: , from Latin ingenerāre
Origin: : in-, in; see en-1
Origin: + generāre, to produce; see generate.
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