1610s, "to produce again," from re- "again" + produce (v.), probably on model of French reproduire (16c.). Sense of "make a copy" is first recorded 1850; that of "produce offspring" is from 1894. Related: Reproduced; reproducing.
reproduce the painting
These bacteria reproduce
He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait
this DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well