- to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.
- to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.
- Theater. to perform (a role) for the first time or in the first production of a play.
- to make by investing with new rank or by designating; constitute; appoint: to create a peer.
- to be the cause or occasion of; give rise to: The announcement created confusion.
- to cause to happen; bring about; arrange, as by intention or design: to create a revolution; to create an opportunity to ask for a raise.
- to do something creative or constructive.
- British. to make a fuss.
- Archaic. created.
Origin of create
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Examples from the Web for created
He created his own crowd-funding platform for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which has yet to be launched.Design Your Own Dinosaur: The Era of Custom DNA
January 8, 2015
However, not all awful, astoundingly dumb political memes are created equal.Political Memes That Absolutely Must Die in 2015
January 1, 2015
I spent time yesterday listening to the music you made, and looking at the art you created.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
As the controversy unfurled late Monday, it created some odd bedfellows.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference
December 30, 2014
Public unions have also created conflict with racial minorities, another core Democratic Party constituency.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats
December 29, 2014
A surplus in the Treasury created by loans is not a permanent or safe reliance.
It then created a great sensation, and has since been widely discussed.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God.
Now and then she would stop suddenly to contemplate the vision she had created.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Advancing these ideals is the mission that created our Nation.
- (tr) to cause to come into existence
- (tr) to invest with a new honour, office, or title; appoint
- (tr) to be the cause ofthese circumstances created the revolution
- (tr) to act (a role) in the first production of a play
- (intr) to be engaged in creative work
- (intr) British slang to make a fuss or uproar
Word Origin and History for created
late 14c., from Latin creatus, past participle of creare "to make, bring forth, produce, beget," related to crescere "arise, grow" (see crescent). Related: Created; creating.