Create meaning

krē-āt
To create is to make something.

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.

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To confer a title of nobility, not by descent, but by giving a title either initiated or restored for the incumbent.

Henry VIII created him a Duke.

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To confer a cardinalate, which can not be inherited, but most often bears a pre‐existent title (notably a church in Rome).

Under the concordate with Belgium, at least one Belgian clergyman must be created cardinal; by tradition, every archbishop of Mechelen is thus created a cardinal.

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(archaic) Created, resulting from creation.
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To give rise to; produce.

That remark created a stir.

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To produce through artistic or imaginative effort.

Create a poem; create a dramatic role.

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To invest with an office or title; appoint.

He was created a baron.

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To cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
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To bring about; give rise to; cause.

New industries create new jobs.

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To invest with a new rank, function, etc.
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To be the first to portray (a particular role in a play)
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To put into existence.

According to the Bible, God created the universe in six days.

You can create the color orange by mixing yellow and red.

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To design, invest with a new form, shape, etc.

Couturiers create exclusive garments for an affluent clientele.

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(intransitive) To be creative, imaginative.

Children usually enjoy creating, never mind if it is of any use!

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To cause, bring a (non-object) about by action.

A sudden chemical spill on the highway created a chain‐collision which created a record traffic jam.

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To cause to exist; bring into being.

Created a new music school.

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Created.
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(archaic) Created.
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Origin of create

  • Middle English createn from Latin creāre creāt- ker-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English createn, from Latin creātus, the perfect passive participle of creō.

    From Wiktionary