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produce

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verb pro·duce \prə-ˈdüs, prō-, -ˈdyüs\

Simple Definition of produce

  • : to make (something) especially by using machines

  • : to make or create (something) by a natural process

  • : to cause (something) to exist or happen : to cause (a particular result or effect)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of produce

producedproducing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to offer to view or notice

  3. 2 :  to give birth or rise to :  yield

  4. 3 :  to extend in length, area, or volume <produce a side of a triangle>

  5. 4 :  to make available for public exhibition or dissemination: as a :  to provide funding for <search for backers to produce the film> b :  to oversee the making of <will produce their new album>

  6. 5 a :  to cause to have existence or to happen :  bring about b :  to give being, form, or shape to :  make; especially :  manufacture

  7. 6 :  to compose, create, or bring out by intellectual or physical effort

  8. 7 :  to cause to accrue

  9. intransitive verb
  10. :  to bear, make, or yield something

producible play \-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\ adjective

Examples of produce in a sentence

  1. Thousands of cars are produced here each year.

  2. The tree produces good fruit.

  3. Honey is produced by bees.

  4. twins produced from a single egg

  5. The insect bite produced a rash.

  6. His suggestion produced the desired results.

  7. The region produces large amounts of cotton and tobacco.

  8. The college has produced some well-known scientists.



Origin of produce

Middle English (Scots), from Latin producere, from pro- forward + ducere to lead — more at tow


First Known Use: 15th century


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produce

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noun pro·duce \ˈprä-(ˌ)düs, ˈprō- also -(ˌ)dyüs\

Simple Definition of produce

  • : fresh fruits and vegetables

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of produce

  1. 1 a :  something produced b :  the amount produced :  yield

  2. 2 :  agricultural products and especially fresh fruits and vegetables as distinguished from grain and other staple crops

  3. 3 :  the progeny usually of a female animal

Examples of produce in a sentence

  1. <a book that was the produce of a lifetime of study on the subject>



1695

First Known Use of produce

1695


PRODUCE Defined for Kids

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produce

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verb pro·duce \prə-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\

Definition of produce for Students

producedproducing

  1. 1 :  to bring forth :  yield <This tree produces good fruit.> <A trumpet … player can produce all the notes of the musical scale. — E. B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan>

  2. 2 :  1manufacture 1 <This city produces steel.>

  3. 3 :  to bring to view :  exhibit <Can you produce evidence to support your claim?>

  4. 4 :  to prepare (as a play) for public presentation




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produce

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noun pro·duce \ˈprä-ˌdüs, ˈprō-, -ˌdyüs\

Definition of produce for Students

  1. :  fresh fruits and vegetables





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