present participle of engender
as in creating
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

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“Engendering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/engendering. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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