Meaning of GENERATE in English


/ ˈdʒenəreɪt; NAmE / verb

[ vn ] to produce or create sth :

to generate electricity / heat / power

to generate income / profit

We need someone to generate new ideas.

The proposal has generated a lot of interest.

➡ note at make



early 16th cent. (in the sense beget, procreate ): from Latin generat- created, from the verb generare , from genus , gener- stock, race.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.