verb (used with object), pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing.
Origin of procreate
Related Words for procreationpropagation, generation, breeding, conception, impregnation, engenderment
Examples from the Web for procreation
Contemporary Examples of procreation
It stands for the proposition that the biological basis of procreation should also be the sole organizing principle of society.Is Pope Francis Backpedaling on Gays?
November 19, 2014
Other justifications, such as procreation and the raising of children, have been dismissed as bogus.Justice Kennedy Opened the Door to Same-Sex Marriage, Will He Walk Through Next?
Geoffrey R. Stone
August 3, 2014
Since the ban, Italians have been the ones traveling for the purpose of procreation.Womb Service: Italy’s Baby-Making Troubles
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 15, 2014
Can anyone in such a society plausibly make an argument that marriage is the great vehicle for procreation?
On this matter of marriage existing for the purpose of procreation, Elena Kagan delivered the question of the day.
Historical Examples of procreation
An extremely important question is that of the procreation of children.
Questions of heredity, procreation and education will be dealt with calmly and freely.
Procreation is one of the uses of sex-love, but it is not its primary function.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
A peculiar aptitude for procreation is sometimes hereditary.The Physical Life of Woman:
Dr. George H Napheys
It is difficult to see how savage men could have got any idea of procreation.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
Word Origin for procreate
late 14c., "process of begetting offspring," from Old French procreacion (14c., Modern French prócreation) and directly from Latin procreationem (nominative procreatio) "a begetting, generation," noun of action from past participle stem of procreare "bring forth" (offspring), "beget, generate, produce," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + creare "create" (see create).
1530s, a back formation from procreation or else from Latin procreatus, past participle of procreare "to beget, bring forth" (see procreation). Related: Procreated; procreating.