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

At home, Lindsey and her mom watched their favorite shows and talked about the day that Lindsey would create her own. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Lindsey Weidhorn Is the Woman Behind All Your Favorite HGTV Shows," 2 Apr. 2019 The detonation of this super warehouse would create a fireball 31 miles across, flattening 1,864 square miles surround it. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What If We Blew Up All The World’s Nukes at Once?," 1 Apr. 2019 Daphnis' orbit creates a space known as the Keeler Gap, a 26 mile (42 km) gap in one of Saturn's largest and brightest rings. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Reveals the Secrets of Saturn's Tiny "Ravioli" Moons," 29 Mar. 2019 Kelly Wearstler and Georg Jensen created a space where form and function exist as equals; where depth is achieved not only through the product itself, but through the ways in which that product interacts with its surroundings. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Kelly Wearstler Partners with Georg Jensen on a Sculptural New Collection," 28 Mar. 2019 This celebratory day was created with the intention of amplifying Muslim women’s voices in a way that International Women’s Day, and feminist spaces at large, don’t always seem to. Hadeel Eltayeb, Teen Vogue, "Listening to Muslim Women Is More Important This Muslim Women's Day Than Ever Before," 27 Mar. 2019 As Friedman says, not all tampons are created equal. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Are You Having Trouble Using a Tampon? We Asked an Expert," 26 Mar. 2019 The Household, which will be created with the support of the Queen and the Prince of Wales, will be established in the spring. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Officially Splitting Households from Prince William and Kate Middleton," 14 Mar. 2019 As noted above, Amazon keeps these recordings to personalize the Alexa experience to your household and uses them to create an acoustic model of your voice. Natt Garun, The Verge, "How to hear (and delete) every conversation your Amazon Alexa has recorded," 28 Feb. 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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