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[kree-eyt] /kriˈeɪt/
verb (used with object), created, creating.
to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.
to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.
Theater. to perform (a role) for the first time or in the first production of a play.
to make by investing with new rank or by designating; constitute; appoint:
to create a peer.
to be the cause or occasion of; give rise to:
The announcement created confusion.
to cause to happen; bring about; arrange, as by intention or design:
to create a revolution; to create an opportunity to ask for a raise.
verb (used without object), created, creating.
to do something creative or constructive.
British. to make a fuss.
Archaic. created.
Origin of create
1350-1400; Middle English creat (past participle) < Latin creātus, equivalent to creā- (stem of creāre to make) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
creatable, adjective
intercreate, verb (used with object), intercreated, intercreating.
self-created, adjective
self-creating, adjective
uncreatable, adjective
uncreated, adjective
2. originate, invent. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for created
  • By the same token, if it shows it was created weeks ago, that isn't absolute proof that it actually was.
  • The law created national standards for organic foods and a federal program to accredit them.
  • But the solution to that problem created another: access to the network by hundreds of thousands of people.
  • Once they have created a synthetic copy of the bacteria, scientists can begin to eliminate genes to determine which are essential.
  • In other words, all changes in risk are not created equal.
  • Such equality is created by individuals and society.
  • Robots are being created that can think, act, and relate to humans.
  • But the state's fiscal troubles have nonetheless created a cash crisis for two-year colleges.
  • Plastic is a big part of food storage and packaging, but not all plastics are created equal.
  • The conflict between left and right created by the cold war was strictly ideological.
British Dictionary definitions for created


(transitive) to cause to come into existence
(transitive) to invest with a new honour, office, or title; appoint
(transitive) to be the cause of: these circumstances created the revolution
(transitive) to act (a role) in the first production of a play
(intransitive) to be engaged in creative work
(intransitive) (Brit, slang) to make a fuss or uproar
Derived Forms
creatable, adjective
Word Origin
C14 creat created, from Latin creātus, from creāre to produce, make
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Word Origin and History for created



late 14c., from Latin creatus, past participle of creare "to make, bring forth, produce, beget," related to crescere "arise, grow" (see crescent). Related: Created; creating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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