procreate

  • 1procreate — [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

  • 2Procreate — 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

  • 3procreate — index bear (yield), create, produce (manufacture), propagate (increase), pullulate, reproduce …

    Law dictionary

  • 4procreate — (v.) 1530s, from L. procreatus, pp. of procreare (see PROCREATION (Cf. procreation)). Related: Procreated; procreating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5procreate — *generate, engender, beget, get, sire, breed, propagate, reproduce …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6procreate — [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

  • 7procreate — ► VERB ▪ produce young. DERIVATIVES procreation noun procreative adjective. ORIGIN Latin procreare generate, bring forth …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8procreate — [[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

  • 9procreate — 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

  • 10procreate — 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… …

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  • 11procreate — 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

  • 12procreate — verb a) To beget or conceive (offspring). b) To originate, create or produce something …

    Wiktionary

  • 13procreate — To beget; to produce by the sexual act; said usually of the male parent. [L. pro creo, pp. creatus, to beget] * * * pro·cre·ate prō krē .āt vb, at·ed; at·ing vt to beget or bring forth (offspring): PROPAGATE vi to bege …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14procreate — Synonyms and related words: bear, beget, birth, blossom, breed, breed true, brew, bring forth, bring into being, bring to birth, burgeon, call into being, coin, conceive, concoct, contrive, cook up, copulate, create, crossbreed, design, develop,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15procreate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. breed, reproduce, generate, beget, give birth. See reproduction. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. produce, beget, reproduce, breed, parent, propagate, spawn, mother, father, engender, bear. III (Roget …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16procreate — pro|cre|ate [ˈprəukrieıt US ˈprou ] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of procreare, from creare; CREATE] formal to produce children or baby animals = ↑reproduce >procreation [ˌprəukriˈeıʃən US ˌprou ] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17procreate — pro|cre|ate [ proukri,eıt ] verb intransitive or transitive FORMAL to produce babies or young animals ╾ pro|cre|a|tion [ ,proukri eıʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18procreate — pro·cre·ate || prəʊkrɪeɪt v. reproduce, bear children; create, generate; multiply, proliferate, propagate, breed …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19procreate — verb produce young. Derivatives procreant adjective (archaic). procreation noun procreative adjective procreator noun Origin ME: from L. procreat , procreare generate, bring forth , from pro forth + creare create …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20procreate — v. a. Generate, engender, beget, breed, propagate …

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