produce

verb
pro·​duce | \ prə-ˈdüs, prō-, -ˈdyüs\
produced; producing

Definition of produce

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to offer to view or notice
2 : to give birth or rise to : yield
3 : to extend in length, area, or volume produce a side of a triangle
4 : to make available for public exhibition or dissemination: such as
a : to provide funding for search for backers to produce the film
b : to oversee the making of will produce their new album
5a : to cause to have existence or to happen : bring about
b : to give being, form, or shape to : make especially : manufacture
6 : to compose, create, or bring out by intellectual or physical effort
7 : to cause to accrue

intransitive verb

: to bear, make, or yield something

produce

noun
pro·​duce | \ ˈprō-(ˌ)düs also ˈprä-, -(ˌ)dyüs\

Definition of produce (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : something produced
b : the amount produced : yield
2 : agricultural products and especially fresh fruits and vegetables as distinguished from grain and other staple crops
3 : the progeny usually of a female animal

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Other Words from produce

Verb

producible \ prə-​ˈdü-​sə-​bəl , prō-​, -​ˈdyü-​ \ adjective

Examples of produce in a Sentence

Verb

Thousands of cars are produced here each year. The tree produces good fruit. Honey is produced by bees. twins produced from a single egg The insect bite produced a rash. His suggestion produced the desired results. The region produces large amounts of cotton and tobacco. The college has produced some well-known scientists.

Noun

a book that was the produce of a lifetime of study on the subject
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

No one knows what Special Counsel Robert Mueller will produce, and impeachment is possible. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Romney’s Reproach," 2 Jan. 2019 The project is asking corporations to produce less and find innovative solutions to plastic while detailing how plastic contributes to the destruction of our oceans, bodies, and global environment. Tabor Wordelman, Teen Vogue, "How to Fight the Global Plastics Problem," 18 Dec. 2018 But Beat Saber is one of the best games VR has produced, and one of the best rhythm games in any format. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Why Beat Saber is my game of the year," 18 Dec. 2018 Mark Harmon is the executive producer of the original NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans, and recently sparked exit rumors of his own after signing on to produce Prey. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Is Eric Christian Olsen Leaving 'NCIS: Los Angeles?'," 16 Dec. 2018 The pocket-sized bag weighs less than 5 ounces, produces a machine-quality wash in three minutes, and is twice as effective as hand washing. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 Russia has repeatedly denied allegations that it has produced and tested such a missile. Fox News, "Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty," 22 Oct. 2018 One of the ways the two companies managed the dichotomy was to space out some of the higher heat-generating components along the motherboard so as to minimize the heat produced. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "A dream team of Intel engineers helped create HP's tiny Spectre Folio motherboard," 1 Oct. 2018 The feds interrupted progress in the states with land plans that produced some absurd results. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Sage Grouse Sanity, At Last," 13 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The produce is all on tables at waist height, and the plumbing is subtle and minimalist. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Kimbal Musk Is Reinventing Food One Shipping Container at a Time," 24 Oct. 2018 If everyone puts in a little bit of their time, everyone can get amazing produce for less. Kate Branch, Vogue, "Meet Adeline, the Funk Musician Who Will Stoke Your Love of Glitter Eyes and Big, Big Hair," 12 Oct. 2018 Administrators of the summer programs often think local produce is too expensive or too much of a hassle to purchase, Quarles said. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "1 in 5 Kentucky kids don't get enough food. This program will put local produce in their hands," 8 Jan. 2018 The focus on sustainability isn’t just about produce. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How urban farms in New York schools are raising food to fight inequality," 27 Sep. 2018 Cyclospora is a fairly unusual parasite and it’s not easily removed by washing produce. Maggie Fox /, NBC News, "61 sick in parasite outbreak linked to McDonald's salads," 14 July 2018 Nigel Marchant will also return to executive produce. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Downton Abbey' Movie With Series Cast Officially a Go," 13 July 2018 Sample some of the more than 200 varieties of fresh produce grown in San Diego at a farmers market. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego Comic-Con 2018: 15 free things to do before and after Comic-Con around San Diego County," 13 July 2018 Because of their small size, many bodegas don’t have the means to buy or store fresh produce. Marek Mazurek, BostonGlobe.com, "In Lawrence, bodegas now carry healthier options," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of produce

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for produce

Verb

Middle English (Scots), from Latin producere, from pro- forward + ducere to lead — more at tow entry 1

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produce

verb

English Language Learners Definition of produce

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make (something) especially by using machines

: to make or create (something) by a natural process

: to cause (something) to exist or happen : to cause (a particular result or effect)

produce

noun

English Language Learners Definition of produce (Entry 2 of 2)

: fresh fruits and vegetables

produce

verb
pro·​duce | \ prə-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\
produced; producing

Kids Definition of produce

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to bring forth : yield This tree produces good fruit. A trumpet … player can produce all the notes of the musical scale.— E. B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan
2 : manufacture entry 1 sense 1 This city produces steel.
3 : to bring to view : exhibit Can you produce evidence to support your claim?
4 : to prepare (as a play) for public presentation

produce

noun
pro·​duce | \ ˈprä-ˌdüs, ˈprō-, -ˌdyüs\

Kids Definition of produce (Entry 2 of 2)

: fresh fruits and vegetables

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