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Engender meaning

Engender is an anti-sexist organisation operating in Scotland and other parts of Europe. They aim "to make Scotland a fairer, safer place where women can flourish and contribute to both the social and market economies with dignity, freedom and justice." Engender's goals include increased public awareness of sexism and its detrimental effects on society, equal representation of women in government, and training women activists at the local level. Engender was founded in the early 1990s as a research and campaigning organisation.


  1. (v. t.) To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget.
  2. (noun) One who, or that which, engenders.
  3. (v. t.) To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the seeds of; as, angry words engender strife.
  4. (v. i.) To come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace.
  5. (v. i.) To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced.
Word: en·gen·der
Pronunciation of engender: in-'jen-d&r, en-
Function of engender: verb
Other forms of engender: en·gen·dered; en·gen·der·ing /-d(&-)ri[ng]/
Origin of engender: Middle English engendren, from Middle French engendrer, from Latin ingenerare, from in- generare to generate
transitive senses
2 : to cause to exist or to develop : PRODUCE <angry words engender strife>
intransitive senses : to assume form : ORIGINATE

Synonyms of engender

Beget, Breed, Father, Generate, Get, Mother, Sire, Spawn,