generate Definition

  • 1to produce or create something, often using a machine or a natural process
  • 2to cause something to exist or happen

Using generate: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "generate" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The wind turbines generate electricity.

  • Example

    The new policy is expected to generate controversy.

  • Example

    The company hopes to generate more revenue this year.

  • Example

    The chemical reaction generates heat.

generate Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for generate

Phrases with generate

  • to cause people to become interested in something


    The new product generated a lot of interest among consumers.

  • to make money for a business or organization


    The company's new marketing strategy helped generate more revenue.

  • to produce electricity


    The hydroelectric dam generates power for the entire region.

Origins of generate

from Latin 'generare', meaning 'to beget'


Summary: generate in Brief

The verb 'generate' [ˈdʒenəreɪt] means to produce or create something, often using a machine or natural process. It can also mean to cause something to exist or happen. Examples include generating electricity with wind turbines and generating controversy with a new policy. Phrases like 'generate interest' and 'generate revenue' show how the term applies to business and marketing contexts.

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