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produce

[v. pruh-doos, -dyoos; n. prod-oos, -yoos, proh-doos, -dyoos] /v. prəˈdus, -ˈdyus; n. ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus/
verb (used with object), produced, producing.
1.
to bring into existence; give rise to; cause:
to produce steam.
2.
to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability:
to produce a great painting.
3.
to make or manufacture:
to produce automobiles for export.
4.
to bring forth; give birth to; bear:
to produce a litter of puppies.
5.
to provide, furnish, or supply; yield:
a mine producing silver.
6.
Finance. to cause to accrue:
stocks producing unexpected dividends.
7.
to bring forward; present to view or notice; exhibit:
to produce one's credentials.
8.
to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
9.
to extend or prolong, as a line.
verb (used without object), produced, producing.
10.
to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.:
Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.
11.
Economics. to create economic value; bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.
noun, produce
12.
something that is produced; yield; product.
13.
agricultural products collectively, especially vegetables and fruits.
14.
offspring, especially of a female animal:
the produce of a mare.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English producen < Latin prōdūcere to lead or bring forward, extend, prolong, produce, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + dūcere to lead
Related forms
producible, produceable, productible, adjective
producibility, productibility
[pruh-duhk-tuh-bil-i-tee] /prəˌdʌk təˈbɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
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
Synonyms
1. generate, create. 5. afford. 7. show. 13. See crop.
Antonyms
1. destroy, ruin. 7. conceal.
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British Dictionary definitions for produces

produce

verb (prəˈdjuːs)
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.
(transitive) to give birth to
4.
(transitive) to manufacture (a commodity): this firm produces cartons
5.
(transitive) to give rise to: her joke produced laughter
6.
(transitive) 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.
(transitive) (geometry) to extend (a line)
noun (ˈprɒdjuːs)
10.
anything that is produced; product
11.
agricultural products regarded collectively: farm produce
Derived Forms
producible, adjective
producibility, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin prōdūcere to bring forward, from pro-1 + dūcere to lead
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Word Origin and History for produces

produce

v.

early 15c., "develop, proceed, extend," from Latin producere "lead or bring forth, draw out," figuratively "to promote, empower; stretch out, extend," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + ducere "to bring, lead" (see duke). Sense of "bring into being" is first recorded 1510s; that of "put (a play) on stage" is from 1580s. Related: Produced; producing.

n.

"thing or things produced," 1690s, from produce (v.), and originally accented like it. Specific sense of "agricultural productions" (as distinguished from manufactured goods) is from 1745.

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