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VERB (4)

1. bring into existence;
- Example: "The new manager generated a lot of problems"
- Example: "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"
- Example: "The computer generated this image"
- Example: "The earthquake generated a tsunami"
[syn: generate, bring forth]

2. give or supply;
- Example: "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"
- Example: "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"
- Example: "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
[syn: render, yield, return, give, generate]

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

4. make children;
- Example: "Abraham begot Isaac"
- Example: "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
[syn: beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Generate \Gen"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Generated; p. pr. & vb. n. Generating.] [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to generate, fr. genus. See Genus, Gender.] [1913 Webster] 1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to be; to bring into life. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause. [1913 Webster] Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle must likewise generate milk. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 4. (Math.) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

generate v 1: bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami" [syn: generate, bring forth] 2: 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" [syn: render, yield, return, give, generate] 3: produce (energy); "We can't generate enough power for the entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity" 4: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "generate": accomplish, achieve, amplify, author, bear, beget, breed, breed true, bring about, bring forth, bring into being, bring to effect, bring to pass, call into being, cause, charge, coin, conceive, concoct, construct, contrive, cook up, copulate, create, crossbreed, design, develop, devise, discover, do, dream up, effect, effectuate, electrify, energize, engender, establish, evolve, fabricate, fashion, father, forge, form, found, frame, galvanize, gestate, get, get up, give being to, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, hatch, impose, improvise, inaugurate, inbreed, induce, initiate, inspire, institute, introduce, invent, loop in, make, make do with, make love, make up, manufacture, mature, mint, mother, mould, multiply, muster up, occasion, originate, outbreed, parent, perform, plan, plug in, procreate, produce, proliferate, propagate, provoke, put together, realize, reproduce, reproduce in kind, set afloat, set on foot, set up, shock, short, short-circuit, sire, spawn, step down, step up, stiffen, strike out, switch off, switch on, think out, think up, turn off, turn on, whip up, work, work up
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

generate vt. To produce something according to an algorithm or program or set of rules, or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of the execution of an algorithm or program. The opposite of parse. This term retains its mechanistic connotations (though often humorously) when used of human behavior. ?The guy is rational most of the time, but mention nuclear energy around him and he'll generate infinite flamage.?
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

generate gen To produce something according to an algorithm or program or set of rules, or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of the execution of an algorithm or program. The opposite of parse. [Jargon File] (1995-06-15)