Engendering
Engender En*gen"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engendered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engendering}.] [F. engender, L. ingenerare; in + generare to beget. See {Generate}, and cf. {Ingenerate}.] 1. To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the seeds of; as, angry words engender strife. [1913 Webster]

Engendering friendship in all parts of the common wealth. --Southey.

Syn: To breed; generate; procreate; propagate; occasion; call forth; cause; excite; develop. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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