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produce

verb pro·duce \ prə-ˈdüs , prō- , -ˈdyüs \

Definition of produce

produced; producing
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
5 a :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

producible

play \-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\ adjective

Examples of produce in a Sentence

  1. Thousands of cars are produced here each year.

  2. The tree produces good fruit.

  3. Honey is produced by bees.

  4. twins produced from a single egg

  5. The insect bite produced a rash.

  6. His suggestion produced the desired results.

  7. The region produces large amounts of cotton and tobacco.

  8. The college has produced some well-known scientists.

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Origin and Etymology of produce

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


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produce

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

Definition of produce

1 a :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

Examples of produce in a Sentence

  1. a book that was the produce of a lifetime of study on the subject

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First Known Use of produce

1657


PRODUCE Defined for English Language Learners

produce

verb

Definition of produce for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of produce for English Language Learners

  • : fresh fruits and vegetables


PRODUCE Defined for Kids

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produce

verb pro·duce \ prə-ˈdüs , -ˈdyüs \

Definition of produce for Students

produced; producing
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 :1manufacture 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

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produce

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

Definition of produce for Students

:fresh fruits and vegetables


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