- to produce, cause, or give rise to: Hatred engenders violence.
- to beget; procreate.
- to be produced or caused; come into existence: Conditions for a war were engendering in Europe.
Origin of engender
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Related Words for engendermentpropagation, generation, breeding, conception, impregnation, bearing, origination, formation, procreation, reproduction, genesis, engenderment, spawning
- (tr) to bring about or give rise to; produce or cause
- to be born or cause to be born; bring or come into being
Word Origin for engender
early 14c., "beget, procreate," from Old French engendrer (12c.) "engender, beget, bear; cause, bring about," from Latin ingenerare "to implant, engender, produce," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + generare "beget, create" (see generation). Meaning "cause, produce" is mid-14c. Related: Engendered; engendering.