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
Vegetable ones call for any combination of carrots, cauliflower, green, and other produce.Five better turkey alternatives to serve this Thanksgiving | Claire Maldarelli | November 24, 2020 | Popular-Science
Depending on where you are in the world, options may be more varied or limited at the farmers market or in the produce aisle.A Holiday Snacking Game Plan That Won’t Stress You Out | Elazar Sontag | November 23, 2020 | Eater
Lacking options, Arora found herself gravitating towards the local, urban farms that had begun delivering fresh produce to her neighborhood.
The 10 government-owned plots, each around two hectares in size, are all in Lim Chu Kang—a patch of green north of the city, where fruit trees, dairy farms, and organic vegetable operations provide a small supply of local produce.
Fish will become scarcer, and the produce of a day’s work will diminish until it is no longer remunerative.The Human Error Darwin Inspired - Issue 90: Something Green | Aaron Hirsh | September 30, 2020 | Nautilus
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
At the time, screen quotas were far more common among film producing industries.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their decay proceeded without a ready supply of oxygen, producing hydrocarbons like methane instead of oxygen-bearing molecules.
One of five top agencies in Novosibirsk, Elite Stars, recently was producing over 200 models every two to three months.Is 9-Year-Old Russian Model Kristina Pimenova Too Sexualized? | Anna Nemtsova | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Where, however, will be the wine producing countries of the future?
In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.Children's Ways | James Sully
Like art, too, on its representative side, play aims at producing an imitation or semblance of something.Children's Ways | James Sully
In suppurations of the urinary tract pus-producing organisms may be found.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Niopo is a powerful stimulant, a small portion of it producing violent sneezing in persons unaccustomed to its use.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Great Britain is full of wealth, not entirely but mainly because her people are constantly producing.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
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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