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Definition of "produce" []

  • To bring forth; yield: a plant that produces pink flowers. (verb-transitive)
  • To create by physical or mental effort: produce a tapestry; produce a poem. (verb-transitive)
  • To manufacture: factories that produce cars and trucks. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to occur or exist; give rise to: chemicals that produce a noxious vapor when mixed. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring forth; exhibit: reached into a pocket and produced a packet of matches; failed to produce an eyewitness to the crime. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring (something) into existence; yield (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; make (verb)
  • To give birth to (verb)
  • To manufacture (a commodity) (verb)
  • To give rise to (verb)
  • To present to view (verb)
  • To bring before the public (verb)
  • To conceive and create the overall sound of (a record) and supervise its arrangement, recording, and mixing (verb)
  • To extend (a line) (verb)
  • Anything that is produced; product (noun)
  • Agricultural products regarded collectively (noun)

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Use "produce" in a sentence
  • "It is entirely to be ascribed to the supplanting, _in the national subsistence, of a large part of home produce by an equally large part of foreign produce_."
  • "When Carlyle, in the strength of his reaction against morbid introspective Byronism, cried aloud to all men in their several vocation, '_Produce, produce; be it but the infinitesimallest product, produce_,' he meant to include production as an element inside the art of living, and an indispensable part and parcel of it."
  • "To produce it, there must be, not only the _capacity_ to _produce_ it, in the nerves, but also the"