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Meaning & Definition of Generate in English

English

Generate

/ʤɛnəret/

verb

1. Bring into existence

  • "The new manager generated a lot of problems"
  • "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"
  • "The computer generated this image"
  • "The earthquake generated a tsunami"
    synonym:
  • generate
  • ,
  • bring forth

2. Give or supply

  • "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"
  • "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"
  • "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
    synonym:
  • render
  • ,
  • yield
  • ,
  • return
  • ,
  • give
  • ,
  • generate

3. Produce (energy)

  • "We can't generate enough power for the entire city"
  • "The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity"
    synonym:
  • generate

4. Make children

  • "Abraham begot isaac"
  • "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
    synonym:
  • beget
  • ,
  • get
  • ,
  • engender
  • ,
  • father
  • ,
  • mother
  • ,
  • sire
  • ,
  • generate
  • ,
  • bring forth

Examples of using

Nuclear power is used to generate electricity.
Nuclear power is used to generate electricity.