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Word of the Day 06/30/18 Engender

Engender (verb)
engender [en-jen-der]
(previously 04-09-13)

verb (used with object)
1. to produce, cause, or give rise to: Hatred engenders violence.
2. to beget; procreate.

verb (used without object)
3. to be produced or caused; come into existence: Conditions for a war were engendering in Europe.

Synonyms
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1. beget, occasion, excite, stir up.
1, 2. create, generate, breed.

Origin: 1275–1325; Middle English < Old French engendrer < Latin ingenerāre, equivalent to in- en-1 + generāre to beget; see generate

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