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[ kree-eyt ]

verb (used with object)

, cre·at·ed, cre·at·ing.
  1. to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.
  2. to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.

    Synonyms: invent, contrive, devise, initiate, originate

  3. Theater. to perform (a role) for the first time or in the first production of a play.
  4. to make by investing with new rank or by designating; constitute; appoint:

    to create a peer.

  5. to be the cause or occasion of; give rise to:

    The announcement created confusion.

  6. 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.

verb (used without object)

, cre·at·ed, cre·at·ing.
  1. to do something creative or constructive.
  2. British. to make a fuss.


  1. Archaic. created.


/ kriːˈeɪt /


  1. tr to cause to come into existence
  2. tr to invest with a new honour, office, or title; appoint
  3. tr to be the cause of

    these circumstances created the revolution

  4. tr to act (a role) in the first production of a play
  5. intr to be engaged in creative work
  6. slang.
    intr to make a fuss or uproar

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Derived Forms

  • creˈatable, adjective

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Other Words From

  • cre·at·a·ble adjective
  • in·ter·cre·ate verb (used with object) intercreated intercreating
  • self-cre·at·ing adjective
  • un·cre·at·a·ble adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of create1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of create1

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

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Example Sentences

Besides our poll, yesterday Google read the story and created their own poll and posted about it on Twitter.

After all, if you know what people are searching for, you can create content that guides them to your site.

Curata, Flipboard, Pocket, and Vestorly are some of the most popular content curation tools you can use to create highly engaging stories to post and share.

Nebula Caravel Acquisition—a SPAC created by True Wind Capital, a private equity firm—will acquire Rover, which will retain its management team and get an infusion of fresh capital.

From Quartz

The Schneider Electric paid search team made an intentional shift from creating and running reactive paid search campaigns to proactive market and industry-based planning.

Whatever the FBI says, the truthers will create alternative hypotheses that try to challenge the ‘official story.’

They already know the answer, but they know by feigning ignorance they can create all this debate about it.

They just reflect the range of breeds that were used to create the Heck cattle in the first instance.

It was getting to create jokes at the source, and to get to hang out with comedians.

“We would just as soon stay away from a group that will create controversy,” the Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe told the paper.

I cannot believe that a good God would create or tolerate a Devil, nor that he would allow the Devil to tempt man.

Being a God of Love, He would not choose to create a world in which hate and pain should have a place.

It is the fate of all authors or chroniclers to create imaginary friends, and lose them in the course of art.

Think of the immeasurable wealth of a Providence who could create such a wonder for just two insignificant human beings.

Again, authority to create a corporation may fail through long delay in calling a meeting and organizing.





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