Synonyms and Antonyms of engender
1 to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind) a suggestion to go out for pizza that didn't seem to engender any interest Synonyms of engender beget, breed, bring, bring about, bring on, catalyze, cause, create, do, draw on, effectuate, effect, generate, induce, invoke, make, occasion, produce, prompt, result (in), spawn, translate (into), work, yieldWords Related to engender conduce (to), contribute (to); decide, determine; begin, establish, father, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, set, set up, start; advance, cultivate, develop, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote; enact, render, turn outNear Antonyms of engender impede, limit, restrict; clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, dampen, put down, quash, quell, repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle, subdue, suppress; arrest, check, control, curb, inhibit, rein (in), restrain, retard; can [slang], kill, snuff (out), still; abolish, demolish, destroy, extinguish, liquidate, quench
2 to come into existence feelings of confidence and independence that were only just beginning to engender within her Synonyms of engender actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, begin, form, materialize, originate, set in, spring, startWords Related to engender be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, surviveNear Antonyms of engender conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perishAntonyms of engender cease, end, stop
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