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create

[ kree-eyt ]
/ kriˈeɪt /
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verb (used with object), cre·at·ed, cre·at·ing.
verb (used without object), cre·at·ed, cre·at·ing.
to do something creative or constructive.
British. to make a fuss.
adjective
Archaic. created.
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Origin of create

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English creat (past participle), from Latin creātus, equivalent to creā- (stem of creāre “to make”) + -tus past participle suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM create

cre·at·a·ble, adjectivein·ter·cre·ate, verb (used with object), in·ter·cre·at·ed, in·ter·cre·at·ing.self-cre·at·ing, adjectiveun·cre·at·a·ble, adjective
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How to use create in a sentence

  • The old alchemists, who thought that gold was decomposable and therefore creatable, shrank from the idea of producing the diamond.

    The Alkahest|Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for create

create
/ (kriːˈeɪt) /

verb
(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

Derived forms of create

creatable, adjective

Word Origin for create

C14 creat created, from Latin creātus, from creāre to produce, make
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