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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb La Ha said the group has big ideas such as partnering with the library to create a sensory room and looking for ways to help senior citizens who have disabilities. Michelle Mullins, Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2022 Over the past months in drafting the budget, the City Council considered multiple proposals to hire personnel in animal control and code enforcement and create positions for homelessness and environmental justice. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 June 2022 Pride for me is the recognition of self- being in your power to create your own being and co-creating our world. Jeneé Osterheldt, BostonGlobe.com, 19 June 2022 The interactive aspect of the Game of Thrones Studio Tour doesn’t disappoint with visitors able to shoot arrows at the army of the dead, add your mug to the Hall of Faces and create your own sigil or seal. John Benson, cleveland, 19 June 2022 The project is expected to bring $1.8 billion to the state and create 18,000 jobs. Claretta Bellamy, NBC News, 18 June 2022 Their mission was to synthesize the vast and expanding literature on sports psychology and create a definitive list of what mental skills separate the good from the great, and how to develop them. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 18 June 2022 Allowing self-service would increase fire hazards, create challenges for elderly citizens and drivers with disabilities and lead to gas station attendant job loses, according to the stature. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 18 June 2022 The body sends in B cells to fight the unrecognized RNA, and create antibodies against it. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 18 June 2022 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 See More

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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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23 Jun 2022

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“Create.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/create. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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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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