1. [ verb ] cause to happen or occur
Synonyms: effect set_up effectuate

"The scientists set up a shockwave"

Related terms: cause carry_through serve induce precipitate draw effect implementation effecter anticipate happen
2. [ verb ] make possible

"The grant made our research possible"

Related terms: make leave necessitate entail
3. [ verb ] bring about
Synonyms: give yield

"His two singles gave the team the victory"

Related terms: make render
4. [ verb ] cause to occur or exist
Synonyms: produce give_rise

: "This procedure produces a curious effect" "The new law gave rise to many complaints" "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"

Related terms: make induce product
5. [ verb ] plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
Synonyms: stage arrange
Related terms: initiate tee_up phase dogfight stage
Similar spelling:   bring_out