Definition of generate
- generate electricity
- these stories … generate a good deal of psychological suspense
windmills used to generate electricity
This business should generate a lot of revenue.
We hope to generate some new ideas at the meeting.
His theories have generated a great deal of interest among other scientists.
Her comments have generated a good deal of excitement.
They have been unable to generate much support for their proposals.
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beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effect, effectuate, engender, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yield;
bring forth, give rise to;
: to produce (something) or cause (something) to be produced
: to be the cause of or reason for (something, such as interest or excitement)
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