create

verb
cre·​ate | \ krē-ˈāt How to pronounce create (audio) , ˈkrē-ˌāt\
created; creating

Definition of create

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to bring into existence … God created the heaven and the earth. — Genesis 1:1 (King James Version)
2a : to invest with a new form, office, or rank She was created a lieutenant.
b : to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior Her arrival created a terrible fuss. create new jobs
3 : cause, occasion Famine creates high food prices.
4a : to produce through imaginative skill create a painting
b : design creates dresses

intransitive verb

1 : to make or bring into existence something new an artist who is good at imitating but not at creating
2 : to set up a scoring opportunity in basketball create off the dribble

create

adjective

Definition of create (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic

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Examples of create in a Sentence

Verb

Several new government programs were created while she was governor. The President has announced a plan to create new jobs. the scientists who created the world's first atomic bomb The machine creates a lot of noise. It can be hard to create a balance between work and family. She creates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for her guests. The advertisements are intended to create demand for the product. I've been creating music for over 30 years. She enjoys creating new dishes by combining unusual ingredients.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The bodies were created by voters and are overseen by appointees. oregonlive, "Case Closed: In Oregon campaign investigations, ‘I did not’ is all it takes," 17 Sep. 2019 The emergency reserve was created in the mid-1970s amid rising gasoline prices sparked by the Arab oil embargo. Fox News, "Trump: US 'locked and loaded' against attackers of Saudi oil facility 'depending on verification'," 16 Sep. 2019 The Benton show, drawn from the 1,000-plus pieces by Marsh in Benton’s collection, was created by curatorial consultant Bob Leo and curated by art historian Jillian Russo. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Painter Reginald Marsh’s tropical watercolors of Cuba at the Benton," 16 Sep. 2019 The First Glimmer of Light All the matter in the universe was created some 13.8 billion years ago, in a fraction of a second after the big bang. Scientific American, "Drenchable Drones, Prickly Cells and Face-Tracked Chimps: Science GIFs to Start Your Week," 16 Sep. 2019 According to Hayes’ arrest records, his DNA profile was initially created after Bey’s body was found in March 2016. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, "A serial killer roamed Central and South Florida for decades, police say. Now he’s behind bars.," 16 Sep. 2019 Visual essays were created that captured the horror of the fire and reporters recorded audio for podcasts. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "Chronicle wins Online Journalism Award for breaking news coverage of Camp Fire," 16 Sep. 2019 The Conservancy was created in 2010 to advocate for, enhance and protect the natural beauty of the 754-acre Cullinan Park for all. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Park Conservancy hosts photo contest," 16 Sep. 2019 Both series were created by executive producer David Shore. Ew Staff, EW.com, "Cheers stars to reunite on The Goldbergs as part of ABC's 'Cast from the Past Week'," 16 Sep. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Create art in a workshop led by experienced art educators. Jennifer Jhon, South Florida Parenting, "First weekend fun for families: Laser shows, free movies and food trucks," 30 May 2017 This class of chemicals — known as volatile organic compounds — is extremely potent and is blamed for helping create blankets of smog. Hiroko Tabuchi And Eric Lipton, New York Times, "How Rollbacks at Scott Pruitt’s E.P.A. Are a Boon to Oil and Gas," 20 May 2017 But all that 2013 class did was create heartburn, and get the Dolphins’ general manager fired. Omar Kelly, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Kelly: Lessons must be learned from Dolphins' disastrous 2013 draft | Commentary," 26 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of create

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for create

Verb

Middle English createn, borrowed from Latin creātus, past participle of creāre "to bring into being, beget, give birth to, cause to grow," causative derivative from the base of crēscere "to come into existence, increase in size or numbers, grow" — more at crescent entry 1

Adjective

Middle English creat, borrowed from Latin creātus, past participle of creāre "to bring into being, beget, give birth to, cause to grow" — more at create entry 1

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create

verb

English Language Learners Definition of create

: to make or produce (something) : to cause (something new) to exist
: to cause (a particular situation) to exist
: to produce (something new, such as a work of art) by using your talents and imagination

create

verb
cre·​ate | \ krē-ˈāt How to pronounce create (audio) \
created; creating

Kids Definition of create

: to cause to exist : bring into existence : produce

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