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

Per BBC News, the replica represents the first object or artwork created by Google’s digital culture team specifically for a museum exhibition. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Lion of Mosul Statue Brought Back Through 3-D Printed Replica," 8 July 2019 However, a historical ranking system created by 21st Club, a football consultancy—which rates teams going back as far as 1999—suggests the current Stars and Stripes may be better than all previous American line-ups (see chart). J.t., The Economist, "America’s victorious World Cup team may be its best ever," 8 July 2019 In fact administration officials, including White House economists, this year repeatedly have hailed the strength of insurance marketplaces created by the 2010 law. Noam N. Levey, latimes.com, "Trump officials tell one court Obamacare is failing and another it’s thriving," 8 July 2019 Visitors float past a stunning Mosasaurus tank, actually an elaborate digital spectacle created by movie special effects wizards at Industrial Light & Magic. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "First look at 'Jurassic World — The Ride': Set to reign at Universal Studios Hollywood," 7 July 2019 It was apparently commissioned for a website created by radio host Mike Cernovich. Alejandro De La Garza, Time, "President Trump Invited a Cartoonist Known for 'Anti-Semitic' Images to a White House Social Media Summit," 7 July 2019 England's captain swept up so many problems created by both Phil Neville's system and her teammates, and should be commended for stepping up to take the penalty against the US. SI.com, "England World Cup Player Ratings: How Every Lioness Fared in France This Summer," 7 July 2019 So far 35 manufacturers have signed up for NAIAS 2020 and Alberts said that the new opportunities created by moving to June are attracting emerging car companies. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, "With auto show, Grand Prix and fireworks, 'Detroit will truly be the place to be' in June," 6 July 2019 Items will include artwork created by members, gift baskets, art supplies, and gift certificates for all ages. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 6 July 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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