produce

[ 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.

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/

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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

synonym study for produce

13. See crop.

OTHER WORDS FROM produce

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British Dictionary definitions for produce

produce

verb (prəˈdjuːs)

noun (ˈprɒdjuːs)

anything that is produced; product
agricultural products regarded collectivelyfarm produce

Derived forms of produce

producible, adjectiveproducibility, noun

Word Origin for produce

C15: from Latin prōdūcere to bring forward, from pro- 1 + dūcere to lead
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