1. [ verb ] bring into existence
Synonyms: bring_forth

"The new manager generated a lot of problems" "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"

Related terms: make induce come_up develop generation
2. [ verb ] give or supply
Synonyms: give yield render return

"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"

Related terms: produce give establish output yield generation output
3. [ verb ] produce (energy)

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

Related terms: produce generation
4. [ verb ] make children
Synonyms: sire beget father bring_forth mother engender get

"Abraham begot Isaac" "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

Related terms: make mother father generation forefather sire
Similar spelling:   generative