reproduce Definition

  • 1to produce a copy or representation of something
  • 2to have babies or young animals

Using reproduce: Examples

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

  • Example

    The printer can reproduce the image in high quality.

  • Example

    The artist reproduced the painting with great accuracy.

  • Example

    The species is able to reproduce quickly.

  • Example

    The fish will reproduce in the spring.

reproduce Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for reproduce

Phrases with reproduce

  • to produce offspring without the involvement of sex cells or fertilization


    Some plants can reproduce asexually by budding or fragmentation.

  • to produce offspring through the combination of sex cells from two parents


    Most animals reproduce sexually, with the exception of some species of reptiles and insects.

  • reproduce someone's success

    to achieve the same level of success as someone else


    The company hopes to reproduce the success of their previous product launch.

Origins of reproduce

from Latin 're-' meaning 'again' and 'producing'


Summary: reproduce in Brief

To 'reproduce' [ˌriːprəˈdjuːs] means to create a copy or representation of something, such as an image or painting. It can also refer to the act of having babies or young animals, either sexually or asexually. Examples include 'The printer can reproduce the image in high quality.' and 'The species is able to reproduce quickly.'

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