reproduce

verb
re·​pro·​duce | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs How to pronounce reproduce (audio) , -ˈdyüs \
reproduced; reproducing; reproduces

Definition of reproduce

transitive verb

: to produce again: such as
a : to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process
b : to cause to exist again or anew reproduce water from steam
c : to imitate closely sound-effects can reproduce the sound of thunder
d : to present again
e : to make a representation (such as an image or copy) of reproduce a face on canvas
f : to revive mentally : recall
g : to translate (a recording) into sound

intransitive verb

1 : to undergo reproduction
2 : to produce offspring

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Other Words from reproduce

reproducer noun
reproducibility \ ˌrē-​prə-​ˌdü-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce reproducibility (audio) , -​ˌdyü-​ \ noun
reproducible \ ˌrē-​prə-​ˈdü-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce reproducible (audio) , -​ˈdyü-​ \ adjective or noun
reproducibly \ ˌrē-​prə-​ˈdü-​sə-​blē How to pronounce reproducibly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of reproduce in a Sentence

The concert will be reproduced on compact disc. Sound effects can reproduce the sound of thunder. They haven't been able to reproduce the results of the first experiment. Salmon return to the stream to reproduce offspring. The virus is able to reproduce itself very rapidly.
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Recent Examples on the Web Matt Furie, the artist behind the infamous Pepe the Frog meme, has taken around 75 people and entities to task (or court) for reproducing Pepe’s image without his permission. Emma Grey Ellis, Wired, "Success Kid's Mom Won't Stand for Steve King's 'Meme' Ad," 30 Jan. 2020 The levels are far below what would be necessary to sustain a naturally reproducing walleye population, according to fisheries experts. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The 'no-harvest' rules for Minocqua Chain walleye are likely to extend for a sixth year," 18 Jan. 2020 And Toyota is giving some love to those Supras of the past by reproducing and selling various parts for the A70 (Mk III, 1986–1993) and A80 (Mk IV, 1994–2003) Supra. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "Now You Can Get New Parts for Old Supras Straight from Toyota," 9 Jan. 2020 For example, in August, the FBI charged eight men with a range of crimes including conspiracy to violate criminal law and copyright infringement by reproducing and distributing video illegally obtained through several torrent websites. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Is streaming video from sketchy websites illegal?," 16 Dec. 2019 His attempt at reproducing garage’s gleeful, striding rhythms ended up feeling desolate and dark, like someone skipping through the mud. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "Burial’s Search for Fleeting Moments," 2 Dec. 2019 The pure, oxygenated water and lack of predators here were ideal for reproducing. Patrick Symmes, Harper's magazine, "The $68,000 Fish," 28 Oct. 2019 This, in turn, impaired their ability to reproduce. Popular Science, "California’s trees could shift as global warming forces birds to move out," 20 Jan. 2020 The pest control will include snap-traps and bait that will eliminate female rats’ ability to reproduce, in lieu of poison, officials said. Alejandro Serrano, SFChronicle.com, "Sonoma officials to begin pest control at Santa Rosa homeless camp," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of reproduce

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of reproduce was circa 1611

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11 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Reproduce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reproduce. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for reproduce

reproduce

verb
How to pronounce reproduce (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of reproduce

: to make a copy of (something)
: to produce something that is the same as or very similar to (something else)
: to cause (something) to happen again in the same way

reproduce

verb
re·​pro·​duce | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs How to pronounce reproduce (audio) , -ˈdyüs \
reproduced; reproducing

Kids Definition of reproduce

1 : to produce another living thing of the same kind Many plants reproduce by means of seeds.
2 : to imitate closely Sound effects reproduced thunder.
3 : to make a copy of

reproduce

verb
re·​pro·​duce | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈd(y)üs How to pronounce reproduce (audio) \
reproduced; reproducing

Medical Definition of reproduce

transitive verb

1 : to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process
2 : to achieve (an original result or score) again or anew by repeating an experiment or test

intransitive verb

1 : to undergo reproduction
2 : to produce offspring

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