Engender meaning

ĕn-jĕndər
To bring into existence; give rise to.
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To procreate; propagate.
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To come into existence; originate.
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To engender is defined as to cause something to happen or come into being.

An example of engender is when you make a controversial remark that angers people.

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To beget.
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To bring into being; bring about; cause; produce.

Pity engendered love.

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To be produced; originate.
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To give existence to, to produce (living creatures). [from 14th c.]
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To bring into existence (a situation, quality, result etc.); to give rise to, cause, create. [from 14th c.]
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(intransitive) To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced.
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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 [...].

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(critical theory) To endow with gender; to create gender or enhance the importance of gender. [from 20th c.]
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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