[ verb pruh-doos, -dyoos; noun prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos ]
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verb (used with object),pro·duced, pro·duc·ing.
  1. to bring into existence; give rise to; cause: to produce steam.

  2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability: to produce a great painting.

  1. to make or manufacture: to produce automobiles for export.

  2. to bring forth; give birth to; bear: to produce a litter of puppies.

  3. to provide, furnish, or supply; yield: a mine producing silver.

  4. Finance. to cause to accrue: stocks producing unexpected dividends.

  5. to bring forward; present to view or notice; exhibit: to produce one's credentials.

  6. to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.

  7. to extend or prolong, as a line.

verb (used without object),pro·duced, pro·duc·ing.
  1. to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.: Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.

  2. Economics. to create economic value; bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.

nounprod·uce [prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos] /ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus/
  1. something that is produced; yield; product.

  2. agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruits.

  1. offspring, especially of a female animal: the produce of a mare.

Origin of produce

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English producen, from 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 for produce

Opposites for produce

Other words from produce

  • 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use produce in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for produce


  1. to bring (something) into existence; yield

  2. to bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; make: she produced a delicious dinner for us

  1. (tr) to give birth to

  2. (tr) to manufacture (a commodity): this firm produces cartons

  3. (tr) to give rise to: her joke produced laughter

  4. (tr) to present to view: to produce evidence

  5. to bring before the public: he produced two plays and a film last year

  6. to conceive and create the overall sound of (a record) and supervise its arrangement, recording, and mixing

  7. (tr) geometry to extend (a line)

  1. anything that is produced; product

  2. agricultural products regarded collectively: farm produce

Origin of produce

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

Derived forms of produce

  • producible, adjective
  • producibility, noun

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