November 02, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
generate /ˈʤɛnəˌreɪt/ verb

generates; generated; generating

The windmills are generating electricity.
The windmills are generating electricity.
Learner's definition of GENERATE

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1 : to produce (something) or cause (something) to be produced

  • windmills used to generate electricity

  • generate heat

  • This business should generate a lot of revenue.

2 : to be the cause of or reason for (something, such as interest or excitement)

  • His theories have generated a great deal of interest among other scientists.

  • Her comments have generated a good deal of excitement/controversy.

  • They have been unable to generate much support for their proposals.

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