Generate en


  1. (v. t.) To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause.
  2. (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species.
  3. (v. t.) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.
  4. (v. t.) To cause to be; to bring into life.
Word: gen·er·ate
Pronunciation of generate: 'je-n&-"rAt
Function of generate: transitive verb
Other forms of generate: -at·ed; -at·ing
Origin of generate: Latin generatus, past participle of generare, from gener-, genus descent, birth -- more at KIN
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

Synonyms of generate

Beget, Engender, Father, Get, Give, Mother, Render, Return, Sire, Yield,