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Dictionary definition for: Generate

1. (v) bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems" "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"

2. (v) give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk" "This year''s crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn" "The estate renders some revenue for the family"

3. (v) produce (energy) "We can''t generate enough power for the entire city" "The hydroelectric plant needs to to generate more electricity"

4. (v) make children; "Abraham begot Isaac" "Men often father children but don''t recognize them"

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