1 produce, create, originate, make, manufacture:
At these stations we can generate 1000 megawatts of electricity.
2 spawn, father, sire, bring into being, procreate, breed, beget, engender, propagate:
This one fish would generate millions of offspring if all survived.
3 produce, create, give rise to, inspire, whip up, cause, initiate:
Her good fortune generated in him a feeling of envy.
4 produce, create, invent, coin, make up, fabricate, fashion, devise, develop, form, forge, mould, contrive, construct, put together:
We must generate a new theory to account for these phenomena.
quickly | automatically, spontaneously
People used to believe that dirt spontaneously generated disease.
a sequence of randomly generated fractions
| externally, internally
internally generated revenue
VERB + GENERATE
the opportunity to help generate ideas
| be used to
The wind turbines are used to generate electricity.
| be expected to, be likely to
The lottery is expected to generate substantial funds for charities.
Living cells generate energy from food. profits generated from the company's activities
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