procreate
verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin procreatus, past participle of procreare, from pro- forth + creare to create — more at pro-, create Date: 1536 transitive verb to beget or bring forth (offspring) ; propagate intransitive verb to beget or bring forth offspring ; reproduceprocreation nounprocreative adjectiveprocreator noun

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  • procreate — [prō′krē āt΄] vt., vi. procreated, procreating [< L procreatus, pp. of procreare, to procreate < pro , PRO 2 + creare, to CREATE] 1. to produce (young); beget (offspring) 2. to produce or bring into existence procreation n. procreative …   English World dictionary

  • Procreate — Pro cre*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Procreated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Procreating}.] [L. procreatus, p. p. of procreare; pro forward, forth + create to create.] To generate and produce; to beget; to engender. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • procreate — index bear (yield), create, produce (manufacture), propagate (increase), pullulate, reproduce …   Law dictionary

  • procreate — (v.) 1530s, from L. procreatus, pp. of procreare (see PROCREATION (Cf. procreation)). Related: Procreated; procreating …   Etymology dictionary

  • procreate — *generate, engender, beget, get, sire, breed, propagate, reproduce …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • procreate — [v] reproduce beget, breed, conceive, create, engender, father, generate, get, give birth to, hatch, impregnate, make, mother, multiply, originate, parent, produce, progenerate, proliferate, propagate, sire, spawn; concepts 173,251,374 Ant. kill …   New thesaurus

  • procreate — ► VERB ▪ produce young. DERIVATIVES procreation noun procreative adjective. ORIGIN Latin procreare generate, bring forth …   English terms dictionary

  • procreate — [[t]pro͟ʊkrieɪt[/t]] procreates, procreating, procreated VERB When animals or people procreate, they produce young or babies. [FORMAL] Most young women feel a biological need to procreate. Syn: reproduce Derived words: procreation… …   English dictionary

  • procreate — UK [ˈprəʊkrɪeɪt] / US [ˈproʊkrɪˌeɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms procreate : present tense I/you/we/they procreate he/she/it procreates present participle procreating past tense procreated past participle procreated formal to… …   English dictionary

  • procreate — procreation, n. procreative, adj. procreativeness, n. procreator, n. /proh kree ayt /, v., procreated, procreating. v.t. 1. to beget or generate (offspring). 2. to produce; bring into being. v.i …   Universalium

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