engender

[ en-jen-der ]
/ ɛnˈdʒɛn dər /

verb (used with object)

to produce, cause, or give rise to: Hatred engenders violence.
to beget; procreate.

verb (used without object)

to be produced or caused; come into existence: Conditions for a war were engendering in Europe.

Origin of engender

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French engendrer < Latin ingenerāre, equivalent to in- en-1 + generāre to beget; see generate

Related forms

en·gen·der·er, nounen·gen·der·ment, nounun·en·gen·dered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for engender

engender

/ (ɪnˈdʒɛndə) /

verb

(tr) to bring about or give rise to; produce or cause
to be born or cause to be born; bring or come into being

Derived Forms

engenderer, nounengenderment, noun

Word Origin for engender

C14: from Old French engendrer, from Latin ingenerāre, from generāre to beget
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