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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)

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.

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"