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[kree-eyt] /kriˈeɪt/
verb (used with object), created, creating.
1.
to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.
2.
to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.
3.
Theater. to perform (a role) for the first time or in the first production of a play.
4.
to make by investing with new rank or by designating; constitute; appoint:
to create a peer.
5.
to be the cause or occasion of; give rise to:
The announcement created confusion.
6.
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.
7.
to do something creative or constructive.
8.
British. to make a fuss.
adjective
9.
Archaic. created.
Origin
1350-1400
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
Synonyms
2. originate, invent.
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British Dictionary definitions for creates

create

/kriːˈeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to cause to come into existence
2.
(transitive) to invest with a new honour, office, or title; appoint
3.
(transitive) to be the cause of: these circumstances created the revolution
4.
(transitive) to act (a role) in the first production of a play
5.
(intransitive) to be engaged in creative work
6.
(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 creates

create

v.

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.

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