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 Using vintage photographs of the neighborhood, Fukuyama assembled them to hang like a chandelier, with light beamed through it to create an illusory effect. Seth Combs Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2021 According to their website, RTFKT uses the latest in game engines, NFT, blockchain authentication, and augmented reality, combined with manufacturing expertise to create one-of-a-kind sneakers and digital artifacts. Cathy Hackl, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 Stein then added her own goal courtesy of a penalty kick to create the final three-goal margin of victory. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 12 Sep. 2021 The Falcons expect the tight end to create all sorts of matchup problems with his size (6-foot-6, 240 pounds), speed and receiver-like skills. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 12 Sep. 2021 You're just not entitled to create your own facts to support your opinion. NBC News, 12 Sep. 2021 Anarumo’s biggest emphasis this offseason has been finding ways to create more turnovers to give more opportunities back to the offense. Kelsey Conway, The Enquirer, 11 Sep. 2021 To create better imaging systems, for example, the TSA spent more than $2 billion with companies such as Smiths Detection, L3, and Rapiscan Systems. Mike Hofman, Fortune, 11 Sep. 2021 According to Florida corporate records, Bolton filed paperwork to create that company in 2008. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, 11 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Create art in a workshop led by experienced art educators. Jennifer Jhon, South Florida Parenting, 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, 20 May 2017 But all that 2013 class did was create heartburn, and get the Dolphins’ general manager fired. Omar Kelly, Sun-Sentinel.com, 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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The first known use of create was in the 14th century

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“Create.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/create. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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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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