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produce

[ verb pruh-doos, -dyoos; noun prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos ]
/ verb prəˈdus, -ˈdyus; noun ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus /
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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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RELATED WORDS

production, goods, crop, manufacture, contribute, develop, give, form, supply, provide, make, offer, deliver, construct, yield, write, bear, design, build, invent

Nearby words

prodomos, prodromal, prodromal stage, prodrome, prodrug, produce, produce race, producer, producer gas, producer goods, product

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
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13. See crop.
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produce


verb (prəˈdjuːs)

noun (ˈprɒdjuːs)

anything that is produced; product
agricultural products regarded collectivelyfarm produce
Derived Formsproducible, adjectiveproducibility, noun

Word Origin for produce

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