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.
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.
something that is produced; yield; product.
agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruits.
offspring, especially of a female animal: the produce of a mare.
- pro·duc·i·ble, pro·duce·a·ble, pro·duct·i·ble, adjective
- pro·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, noun
- in·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, adjective
- non·pro·duc·ing, adjective
- out·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, noun
- un·pro·duced, adjective
- un·pro·duc·i·ble, adjective
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How to use produce in a sentence
Fresh produce is a 60 trillion yen market in Japan, but only around 3-4% of that is online sales, according to Noriaki Komori, a Rakuten executive officer, creating a growth opportunity.Walmart is retreating from its effort to crack Japan’s retail market | Claire Zillman, reporter | November 16, 2020 | Fortune
Some grocery stores track the freshness of produce using algorithms that are connected to cameras or sensors,When a computer runs software, it’s completing tasks by following algorithms written as computer code.
Fresh, seasonal produce and locally raised and caught meats and seafood can often be found along the side of the highway.Everything You Need to Know About Costa Rican Food | Nicholas Gill | November 11, 2020 | Eater
Which is difficult when fast food is often cheaper and more readily available than fresh produce.Factory Farm Emissions and Food Waste Could Be Ruinous to Climate-Saving Efforts | Jaya Saxena | November 6, 2020 | Eater
Growing and distributing food within densely populated areas avoids the high energy and transportation costs of industrial farming, and it can also increase food security in communities that don’t have easy access to fresh produce.New Veggies for a Warming Planet - Issue 92: Frontiers | Viviane Callier | November 4, 2020 | Nautilus
The trials produced positive results, published in The New England Journal of Medicine in November.
The election of 1964 produced the most liberal Congress since the Democratic landslide of 1936.
Stetson returned east in 1865 and created his own hat company, which produced high-quality hats made for outdoor use.
The French still consume more than half of the Champagne produced.
Champagne must also be produced in a traditional “methode champenoise” style.
It was a mighty simple transaction, but it produced some startling results for me, that same coin-spinning.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
You may imagine the effect this missive produced upon the proud, high-minded doctor of divinity.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
I asked him to tell me how he produced a certain effect he makes in his arrangement of the ballad in Wagner's Flying Dutchman.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
He has told me that their society produced on him the effect of the cool hands of saints against his cheek.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Mrs. De Morgan has produced some impressive works in sculpture.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
British Dictionary definitions for produce
to bring (something) into existence; yield
to bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; make: she produced a delicious dinner for us
(tr) to give birth to
(tr) to manufacture (a commodity): this firm produces cartons
(tr) to give rise to: her joke produced laughter
(tr) to present to view: to produce evidence
to bring before the public: he 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 collectively: farm produce
- producible, adjective
- producibility, noun
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