Business expenses are supposed to be the expenses necessary to generate the profit upon which you pay taxes to the government.
Going public is a way for these firms to generate excess capital to allow partners to cash out or the firm to expand.
Then he edited himself: ''Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.''
Much of the chatter on cable seems to generate more heat than light.
The charges were intended to generate fear, and stir up anti-immigrant sentiments.
A second scheme involves a disk or drum on which the computer writes the words to generate the pattern.
But what about a boiler, sir, in which to generate the steam?
It may be objected that all such ideas as those just expressed tend to generate superficial views of sin.
It's just as easy to write the statements to generate the rest of the report!
Then there are all sorts of supposed electrical contrivances that do not generate an ion of electricity.
c.1500, "to beget" (offspring), a back-formation from generation or else from Latin generatus, past participle of generare "to beget, produce" (see generation); originally "to beget;" in reference to natural forces, conditions, substances, etc., attested from 1560s. Related: Generated; generating.