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generate (v.)

c. 1500, "to beget" (offspring), a back-formation from generation or else from Latin generatus, past participle of generare "to beget, produce," from genus "race, kind" (from PIE root *gene- "give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups). In reference to natural forces, conditions, substances, etc., from 1560s. Related: Generated; generating.

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Definitions of generate from WordNet

generate (v.)
bring into existence;
The computer bug generated chaos in the office
The new manager generated a lot of problems
The computer generated this image
The earthquake generated a tsunami
Synonyms: bring forth
generate (v.)
give or supply;
Synonyms: render / yield / return / give
generate (v.)
produce (energy);
The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity
We can't generate enough power for the entire city
generate (v.)
make (offspring) by reproduction;
Synonyms: beget / get / engender / father / mother / sire / bring forth
From wordnet.princeton.edu