|1.||[ verb ] bring into existence|
"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|