Word of the Week
Full Definition of GENERATE
1: to bring into existence: as
a : procreate, beget
b : to originate by a vital, chemical, or physical process : produce <generate electricity>
2: to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind) <these stories…generate a good deal of psychological suspense — Atlantic>
3: to define or originate (as a mathematical or linguistic set or structure) by the application of one or more rules or operations; especially : to trace out (as a curve) by a moving point or trace out (as a surface) by a moving curve
Examples of GENERATE
- windmills used to generate electricity
- This business should generate a lot of revenue.
- We hope to generate some new ideas at the meeting.
- His theories have generated a great deal of interest among other scientists.
- Her comments have generated a good deal of excitement.
- They have been unable to generate much support for their proposals.
Related to GENERATE
beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, engender, effect, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yield
conduce (to), contribute (to); decide, determine; begin, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, set, set up, start; advance, cultivate, develop, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote; enact, render, turn out
impede, limit, restrict; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, dampen, put down, quash, quell, repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, control, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain, retard; can [slang], kill, snuff (out), still; abolish, demolish, destroy, extinguish, liquidate, quench