They lose their power over people, they lose their ability to engender fear.
What kind of response is Obama likely to engender with his immigration reform?
Which suggests that income tax cuts, or increased government fiscal expenditure, is the way to engender a recovery in demand.
early 14c., "beget, procreate," from Old French engendrer (12c.) "engender, beget, bear; cause, bring about," from Latin ingenerare "to implant, engender, produce," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + generare "beget, create" (see generation). Meaning "cause, produce" is mid-14c. Related: Engendered; engendering.