generate

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generate

Pronunciation /ˈdʒɛnəreɪt/
verb
[with object]
1 Produce or create.
1.1 Produce (energy, especially electricity).
1.2 Mathematics Linguistics Produce (a set or sequence of items) by performing specified mathematical or logical operations on an initial set.
1.3 Linguistics Produce (a sentence or other unit, especially a well-formed one) by the application of a finite set of rules to lexical or other linguistic input.
1.4 Mathematics Form (a line, surface, or solid) by notionally moving a point, line, or surface.

Origin
Early 16th century (in the sense ‘beget, procreate’): from Latin generat- ‘created’, from the verb generare, from genus, gener- ‘stock, race’.

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John hoped to generate enthusiasm for his product, so he gave some away to social media influencers.

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