verb (used with object), cre·at·ed, cre·at·ing.

verb (used without object), cre·at·ed, cre·at·ing.

to do something creative or constructive.
British. to make a fuss.


Archaic. created.

Origin of create

1350–1400; Middle English creat (past participle) < Latin creātus, equivalent to creā- (stem of creāre to make) + -tus past participle suffix
Related formscre·at·a·ble, adjectivein·ter·cre·ate, verb (used with object), in·ter·cre·at·ed, in·ter·cre·at·ing.self-cre·at·ed, adjectiveself-cre·at·ing, adjectiveun·cre·at·a·ble, adjectiveun·cre·at·ed, adjective

Synonyms for create Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for un-creatable



(tr) to cause to come into existence
(tr) to invest with a new honour, office, or title; appoint
(tr) to be the cause ofthese circumstances created the revolution
(tr) to act (a role) in the first production of a play
(intr) to be engaged in creative work
(intr) British slang to make a fuss or uproar
Derived Formscreatable, adjective

Word Origin for create

C14 creat created, from Latin creātus, from creāre to produce, make
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Word Origin and History for un-creatable



late 14c., from Latin creatus, past participle of creare "to make, bring forth, produce, beget," related to crescere "arise, grow" (see crescent). Related: Created; creating.

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