Create Cre*ate", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Created}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Creating}.] 1. To bring into being; to form out of nothing; to cause to exist. [1913 Webster]

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. --Gen. i. 1. [1913 Webster]

2. To effect by the agency, and under the laws, of causation; to be the occasion of; to cause; to produce; to form or fashion; to renew. [1913 Webster]

Your eye in Scotland Would create soldiers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Create in me a clean heart. --Ps. li. 10. [1913 Webster]

3. To invest with a new form, office, or character; to constitute; to appoint; to make; as, to create one a peer. ``I create you companions to our person.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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