- 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 creating
But as an American creating a new brand here, and living the daily life of the souk, he seems to be in a league of his own.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
Creating PGCs from skin tissue, on the other hand, seems like a walk in the park compared to egg freezing.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
Overnight on a New York City street, two artists might be creating their latest photo set, made entirely from discarded items.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project
December 24, 2014
And then he went on a tear in early 2013, creating one provocation after another, seemingly every day for more than two months.Kim Jong Un’s Kid Gloves Are Now Off
Gordon G. Chang
December 17, 2014
But he's immersing himself, creating the density of felt detail from which fine performances emerge.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
We are creating a nation once again vibrant, robust, and alive.
And yet subconsciously he knew that all the time he was creating her there had been before him a vision of Jane.Quaint Courtships
They created the most preposterous romances; and could not get the credit of creating them.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
It is not by destroying, but by creating, that you have just done the work of a revolutionist.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He had another anxiety; and, for the greater part, this was of her own creating.Alice Adams
- (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 creating
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.