verb (used with object)
to produce, cause, or give rise to: Hatred engenders violence.
to beget; procreate.
verb (used without object)
to be produced or caused; come into existence: Conditions for a war were engendering in Europe.

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

engenderer, noun
engenderment, noun
unengendered, adjective

1. beget, occasion, excite, stir up. 1, 2. create, generate, breed.
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engender (ɪnˈdʒɛndə)
1.  (tr) to bring about or give rise to; produce or cause
2.  to be born or cause to be born; bring or come into being
[C14: from Old French engendrer, from Latin ingenerāre, from generāre to beget]

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., from O.Fr. engendrer, from L. ingenerare, from in- "in" + generare "beget, create" (see generation). Related: Engendered; engendering.
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Example sentences
But very little in the popular literature is meant to engender empathy.
What's more, science fiction may engender unrealistic expectations.
The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills and an ability to
  engender trust, respect, and credibility from others.
Indeed, the casual straightforwardness of her delivery will engender a sense of
  trust and respect in listeners.
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