[v. pruh-doos, -dyoos; n. prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos]
verb (used with object), produced, producing.
to bring into existence; give rise to; cause: to produce steam.
to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability: to produce a great painting.
to make or manufacture: to produce automobiles for export.
to bring forth; give birth to; bear: to produce a litter of puppies.
to provide, furnish, or supply; yield: a mine producing silver.
Finance. to cause to accrue: stocks producing unexpected dividends.
to bring forward; present to view or notice; exhibit: to produce one's credentials.
to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
to extend or prolong, as a line.
verb (used without object), produced, producing.
to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.: Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.
Economics. to create economic value; bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.
noun, produce.
something that is produced; yield; product.
agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruits.
offspring, especially of a female animal: the produce of a mare.

1375–1425; late Middle English producen < Latin prōdūcere to lead or bring forward, extend, prolong, produce, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + dūcere to lead

producible, produceable, productible, adjective
producibility, productibility [pruh-duhk-tuh-bil-i-tee] , producibleness, produceableness, noun
interproduce, verb (used with object), interproduced, interproducing.
misproduce, verb, misproduced, misproducing.
nonproducible, adjective
nonproducing, adjective
outproduce, verb (used with object), outproduced, outproducing.
superproduce, verb, superproduced, superproducing.
superproduce, noun
unproduced, adjective
unproducible, adjective

1. generate, create. 5. afford. 7. show. 13. See crop.

1. destroy, ruin. 7. conceal. Unabridged
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1.  to bring (something) into existence; yield
2.  to bring forth (a product) by mental or physical effort; make: she produced a delicious dinner for us
3.  (tr) to give birth to
4.  (tr) to manufacture (a commodity): this firm produces cartons
5.  (tr) to give rise to: her joke produced laughter
6.  (tr) to present to view: to produce evidence
7.  to bring before the public: he produced two plays and a film last year
8.  to conceive and create the overall sound of (a record) and supervise its arrangement, recording, and mixing
9.  (tr) geometry to extend (a line)
10.  anything that is produced; product
11.  agricultural products regarded collectively: farm produce
[C15: from Latin prōdūcere to bring forward, from pro-1 + dūcere to lead]

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., from L. producere "lead or bring forth, draw out," from pro- "forth" + ducere "to bring, lead" (see duke). Originally "extend," sense of "bring into being" is first recorded 1510s; that of "to put (a play) on stage" is from 1580s. The noun, "thing or things produced,"
is 1690s, from the verb, and was originally accented like it. Specific sense of "agricultural productions" (as distinguished from manufactured goods) is from 1745.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
Any play is so planned that it can produce its exact effect only with its
  required scenery, lighting, and acting.
Anyone can make one of these and they generate more useable, cheaper, and much
  easier to produce energy than photovoltaics.
It's a reliable recipe, but subtle changes produce surprising differences.
It would only be so if you could produce or suggest something that it pretends
  to be and is not.
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