generate

[ jen-uh-reyt ]
/ ˈdʒɛn əˌreɪt /

verb (used with object), gen·er·at·ed, gen·er·at·ing.

verb (used without object), gen·er·at·ed, gen·er·at·ing.

to reproduce; propagate.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of generate

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin generātus produced, past participle of generāre to beget; see genus

OTHER WORDS FROM generate

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British Dictionary definitions for generate

generate
/ (ˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt) /

verb (mainly tr)

to produce or bring into being; create
(also intr) to produce (electricity), esp in a power station
to produce (a substance) by a chemical process
maths linguistics to provide a precise criterion or specification for membership in (a set)these rules will generate all the noun phrases in English
geometry to trace or form by moving a point, line, or plane in a specific waycircular motion of a line generates a cylinder

Word Origin for generate

C16: from Latin generāre to beget, from genus kind
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