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
Along the way all that energy flow engenders all this material transformation
  and emergence happens at the scale transitions.
The system is crazy and engenders bad feeling all around.
To that extent, he is to blame for the cynicism his freedom talk now engenders.
Talking in terms of morality engenders a sort of absolutist context.
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