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create

verb cre·ate \ krē-ˈāt , ˈkrē-ˌāt \
Updated on: 16 May 2018
created; creating
1 : to bring into existence
  • … God created the heaven and the earth.
  • —Genesis 1:1 (King James Version)
2 a : 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.
4 a : to produce through imaginative skill
  • create a painting
b : design
  • creates dresses
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

Examples of create in a Sentence

  1. Several new government programs were created while she was governor.

  2. The President has announced a plan to create new jobs.

  3. the scientists who created the world's first atomic bomb

  4. The machine creates a lot of noise.

  5. It can be hard to create a balance between work and family.

  6. She creates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for her guests.

  7. The advertisements are intended to create demand for the product.

  8. I've been creating music for over 30 years.

  9. She enjoys creating new dishes by combining unusual ingredients.

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Origin and Etymology of create

Middle English, from Latin creatus, past participle of creare; akin to Latin crescere to grow — more at crescent

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create

adjective
archaic

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Origin and Etymology of create



CREATE Defined for English Language Learners

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 Defined for Kids

create

verb cre·ate \ krē-ˈāt \
created; creating
: to cause to exist : bring into existence : produce

Word Root of create

The Latin word creāre, meaning “to produce” or “to cause,” gives us the root cre. Words from the Latin creāre have something to do with producing or causing. To create something is to produce it. Anyone creative is able to produce new and original things. A creature is a being that was alive when it was produced


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