[ verb pruh-doos, -dyoos; noun prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos ]
/ verb prəˈdus, -ˈdyus; noun ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus /
verb (used with object), pro·duced, pro·duc·ing.
to bring into existence; give rise to; cause: to produce steam.
to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability: to produce a great painting.
to make or manufacture: to produce automobiles for export.
to bring forth; give birth to; bear: to produce a litter of puppies.
to provide, furnish, or supply; yield: a mine producing silver.
Finance. to cause to accrue: stocks producing unexpected dividends.
to bring forward; present to view or notice; exhibit: to produce one's credentials.
to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
to extend or prolong, as a line.
verb (used without object), pro·duced, pro·duc·ing.
to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.: Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.
Economics. to create economic value; bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.
noun prod·uce [prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos] /ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus/
something that is produced; yield; product.
agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruits.
offspring, especially of a female animal: the produce of a mare.
Words nearby produce
Origin of produce
1375–1425; late Middle English producen < Latin prōdūcere to lead or bring forward, extend, prolong, produce, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + dūcere to lead
OTHER WORDS FROM produce
pro·duc·i·ble, pro·duce·a·ble, pro·duct·i·ble, adjectivepro·duc·i·bil·i·ty, pro·duct·i·bil·i·ty [pruh-duhk-tuh-bil-i-tee] /prəˌdʌk təˈbɪl ɪ ti/, pro·duc·i·ble·ness, pro·duce·a·ble·ness, nounin·ter·pro·duce, verb (used with object), in·ter·pro·duced, in·ter·pro·duc·ing.mis·pro·duce, verb, mis·pro·duced, mis·pro·duc·ing.
non·pro·duc·i·ble, adjectivenon·pro·duc·ing, adjectiveout·pro·duce, verb (used with object), out·pro·duced, out·pro·duc·ing.su·per·pro·duce, verb, su·per·pro·duced, su·per·pro·duc·ing.su·per·pro·duce, nounun·pro·duced, adjectiveun·pro·duc·i·ble, adjective
synonym study for produce
13. See crop.
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British Dictionary definitions for outproduce
to bring (something) into existence; yield
to bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; makeshe produced a delicious dinner for us
(tr) to give birth to
(tr) to manufacture (a commodity)this firm produces cartons
(tr) to give rise toher joke produced laughter
(tr) to present to viewto produce evidence
to bring before the publiche produced two plays and a film last year
to conceive and create the overall sound of (a record) and supervise its arrangement, recording, and mixing
(tr) geometry to extend (a line)
anything that is produced; product
agricultural products regarded collectivelyfarm produce
Derived forms of produceproducible, adjectiveproducibility, noun
Word Origin for produce
C15: from Latin prōdūcere to bring forward, from pro- 1 + dūcere to lead
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