create

verb
cre·​ate | \krē-ˈāt, 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

The table settings were done by two friends of ours, both illustrators: Joana Avillez and Ilya Milstein, who also helped to create the invitation (inspired loosely by Ellsworth Kelly’s plant drawings). Thessaly La Force, Vogue, "The Bride Wore Simone Rocha for Her New York City Secret-Garden Wedding," 7 Nov. 2018 Most every space is filled to help create a room that's saturated in color and pattern, feels cozy and inviting, and contains plenty of items that have some sort of value to you and tell a story. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Bohemian Design," 19 Oct. 2018 Temprano also runs the company Mapster, which helps to create maps for a wide variety of uses. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Tribal Map of America Shows Whose Land You're Actually Living On," 8 Oct. 2018 On a table, a series of small cardboard stand-up cutouts of characters Kole has created based upon strains of marijuana. Marco Santana, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Marijuana advocates promote education amidst growing legalization push," 14 July 2018 The idea was to create the illusion that the monks eating in the dining hall were witnesses to this cataclysmic event. Robert E. Gordon, WSJ, "A Multi-Layered Drama," 13 July 2018 The stadium also would be part of Sterling Bay’s plan, with Live Nation Entertainment, to create an entertainment district. Ryan Ori, chicagotribune.com, "General Iron to sell North Side land site, move out in 2020," 13 July 2018 As a result, Wesley Williams has created a community of women of color who are shattering glass ceilings and aspiring to make their presence the norm in public relations, marketing, and other communications fields. NBC News, "Be proactive and step out of your comfort zone:," 13 July 2018 Their aim, Mr Power says, was to create a distilled English version that would speak to a London audience, many of whom will have an intimate knowledge of the financial crisis that is the drama’s inevitable denouement. The Economist, "On stage, the saga of the Lehman brothers is a parable of America," 12 July 2018

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 \
created; creating

Kids Definition of create

: to cause to exist : bring into existence : produce

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