Generate Definition

generated, generates, generating
generated, generates, generating
To bring into being; cause to be.
To generate hope.
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To produce (offspring); beget; procreate.
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To originate or produce by a physical, chemical, mechanical, electronic, or mathematical process.
To generate electricity, software that generates graphs.
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To produce in great quantities.
An office that generates a lot of paperwork.
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To trace out or form ( a curve, plane, or figure) by the motion of a point, line, or plane.
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Origin of Generate

  • From Latin generātus, perfect passive participle of generō (“beget, procreate, produce”), from genus (“a kind, race, family”); see genus.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin generāre generāt- to produce from genus gener- birth genə- in Indo-European roots

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

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