- 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 create
Whatever the FBI says, the truthers will create alternative hypotheses that try to challenge the ‘official story.’Was Sony Hit With a Second Hack?
January 8, 2015
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.‘Nazi Cows’ Tried to Kill British Farmer
January 6, 2015
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.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
At the same time, they have their use, where they do not create their ridicule.
Let us create together a new national spirit of unity and trust.
We left it slightly ajar to create a draft; the night was warm.Her Father's Daughter
The abruptness of the action did not create any emotion in him—his thoughts were absent.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
I have therefore had to create for myself some tasks which will hold me to my chains.My Double Life
- (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 create
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.