engender

  • 1Engender — En*gen der, v. i. 1. To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced. [1913 Webster] Thick clouds are spread, and storms engender there. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace. I saw their… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Engender — 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 …

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  • 3engender — early 14c., beget, procreate, from O.Fr. engendrer (12c.) engender, beget, bear; cause, bring about, from L. ingenerare to implant, engender, produce, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + generare beget, create (see GENERATION (Cf. generation)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4Engender — En*gen der, n. One who, or that which, engenders. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5engender — I verb author, be the cause of, bear, beget, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring into being, bring into existence, call forth, call into being, cause, cause to exist, create, develop, effect, effectuate, excite, execute, furnish, generare,… …

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  • 6engender — *generate, breed, beget, get, sire, procreate, propagate, reproduce Analogous words: produce, *bear, yield: *provoke, excite, stimulate, quicken: rouse, arouse (see STIR) …

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  • 7engender — [v] cause to happen; cause an action arouse, beget, breed, bring about, bring forth, create, develop, excite, foment, generate, give birth to, give rise to, hatch, incite, induce, instigate, lead to, make, muster, occasion, precipitate, procreate …

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  • 8engender — ► VERB ▪ give rise to. ORIGIN Old French engendrer, from Latin generare beget …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9engender — [en jen′dər, injen′dər] vt. [ME engendren < OFr engendrer < L ingenerare, to beget < in , in + generare: see GENERATE] 1. Archaic to beget 2. to bring into being; bring about; cause; produce [pity engendered love] vi. Obs. to be… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10engender — UK [ɪnˈdʒendə(r)] / US [ɪnˈdʒendər] verb [transitive] Word forms engender : present tense I/you/we/they engender he/she/it engenders present participle engendering past tense engendered past participle engendered formal to cause a feeling or… …

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  • 11engender — en|gen|der [ınˈdʒendə US ər] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: engendrer, from Latin generare to produce ] formal to be the cause of a situation or feeling ▪ the changes in society engendered by the war engender sth in sb ▪ relationships… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12engender — [[t]ɪnʤe̱ndə(r)[/t]] engenders, engendering, engendered VERB If someone or something engenders a particular feeling, atmosphere, or situation, they cause it to occur. [FORMAL] [V n] It helps engender a sense of common humanity... [V n] Mr Bowles… …

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  • 13engender — verb Engender is used with these nouns as the object: ↑backlash, ↑confidence, ↑controversy, ↑enthusiasm, ↑feeling, ↑loyalty, ↑trust …

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  • 14engender — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. cause; beget, procreate. See reproduction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. induce, incite, cause; see cause 2 , produce 1 , 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. [en JEN dur] to bring… …

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  • 15engender — /ɛnˈdʒɛndə / (say en jenduh), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) 1. to produce, cause, or give rise to: *It is wonderful what trouble one s little mistakes will engender. –lennie lower, 1930. 2. to beget; procreate. –verb (i) 3. to be produced or caused;… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 16engender — verb (engendered; engendering) Etymology: Middle English engendren, from Anglo French engendrer, from Latin ingenerare, from in + generare to generate Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. beget, procreate 2. to cause to exist or to develop ; …

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  • 17engender — engenderer, n. engenderment, n. /en jen deuhr/, v.t. 1. to produce, cause, or give rise to: Hatred engenders violence. 2. to beget; procreate. v.i. 3. to be produced or caused; come into existence: Conditions for a war were engendering in Europe …

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  • 18engender — verb /ɪnˈdʒɛn.də,ɛnˈdʒɛn.də,ɛnˈdʒɛn.dɚ,ɪnˈdʒɛn.dɚ/ a) To give existence to, to produce (living creatures). O Error soone conceyud, / Thou neuer comst vnto a happy byrth, / But kilst the Mother that engendred thee. b) To bring into existence (a… …

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  • 19engender — Synonyms and related words: arouse, author, be fruitful, be productive, bear, beget, birth, breed, breed true, bring about, bring forth, bring into being, bring to birth, bring to effect, bring to pass, call into being, cause, coin, conceive,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20engender — en|gen|der [ ın dʒendər ] verb transitive FORMAL to cause a feeling or attitude to exist …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English