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

: 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)


Full Definition of PRODUCE

transitive verb
:  to offer to view or notice
:  to give birth or rise to :  yield
:  to extend in length, area, or volume <produce a side of a triangle>
:  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>
a :  to cause to have existence or to happen :  bring about
b :  to give being, form, or shape to :  make; especially :  manufacture
:  to compose, create, or bring out by intellectual or physical effort
:  to cause to accrue
intransitive verb
:  to bear, make, or yield something
pro·duc·ible \-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\ adjective

Examples of PRODUCE

  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


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

: fresh fruits and vegetables

Full Definition of PRODUCE

a :  something produced
b :  the amount produced :  yield
:  agricultural products and especially fresh fruits and vegetables as distinguished from grain and other staple crops
:  the progeny usually of a female animal

Examples of PRODUCE

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

First Known Use of PRODUCE


Other Food Terms

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