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Definitions of engender

  1. To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the seeds of; as, angry words engender strife. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To produce; cause; excite. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To gender or beget: to breed: to sow the seeds of: to produce. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To bring into existence; produce. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To be caused or produced. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To come in to being. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To beget between the sexes; to breed; to produce; to stir up. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. One who, or that which, engenders. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for engender

  1. It is in the attraction of the sexes, in their union, in the love of parents for their children, and in the ties of every kind that these first ties engender – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  2. This conviction is calculated to engender in us a new spirit of piety and self- abnegation, which yet is consistent with perfect alacrity in discharging the duty of the hour. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
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