Engender Definition

engendered, engendering, engenders
engendered, engendering, engenders
To beget.
Webster's New World
To bring into being; bring about; cause; produce.
Pity engendered love.
Webster's New World
To procreate; propagate.
American Heritage
To be produced; originate.
Webster's New World
1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book II.
I fled, but he pursu'd (though more, it seems, / Inflam'd with lust then rage) and swifter far, / Me overtook his mother all dismaid, / And in embraces forcible and foule / Ingendring with me, of that rape begot / These yelling Monsters [...].

Origin of Engender

  • Middle English engendren from Old French engendrer from Latin ingenerāre in- in en–1 generāre to produce generate

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

  • From Middle French engendrer, from Latin ingenerāre, from in- + generāre (“to generate”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From en- +‎ gender.

    From Wiktionary

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