[ kree-eyt ]
/ kriˈeɪt /

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.


Archaic. created.

Origin of create

1350–1400; Middle English creat (past participle) < Latin creātus, equivalent to creā- (stem of creāre to make) + -tus past participle suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for creatable


/ (kriːˈeɪt) /


(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 Formscreatable, adjective

Word Origin for create

C14 creat created, from Latin creātus, from creāre to produce, make
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Word Origin and History for creatable



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.

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