Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb generate

4 senses of generate

Sense 1
generate, bring forth -- (bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 2
render, yield, return, give, generate -- (give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family")
       => produce, make, create -- (create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries")

Sense 3
generate -- (produce (energy); "We can't generate enough power for the entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity")
       => produce, make, create -- (create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries")

Sense 4
beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth -- (make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

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