en|gen|der [ınˈdʒendə US -ər] v [T]
[Date: 1300-1400; : French; Origin: engendrer, from Latin generare 'to produce']
formal to be the cause of a situation or feeling
the changes in society engendered by the war
engender sth in sb
relationships that engender trust in children

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  • Engender — En*gen der, v. i. 1. To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced. [1913 Webster] Thick clouds are spread, and storms engender there. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace. I saw their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Engender — En*gen der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engendered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engendering}.] [F. engender, L. ingenerare; in + generare to beget. See {Generate}, and cf. {Ingenerate}.] 1. To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engender — early 14c., beget, procreate, from O.Fr. engendrer (12c.) engender, beget, bear; cause, bring about, from L. ingenerare to implant, engender, produce, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + generare beget, create (see GENERATION (Cf. generation)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Engender — En*gen der, n. One who, or that which, engenders. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engender — I verb author, be the cause of, bear, beget, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring into being, bring into existence, call forth, call into being, cause, cause to exist, create, develop, effect, effectuate, excite, execute, furnish, generare,… …   Law dictionary

  • engender — *generate, breed, beget, get, sire, procreate, propagate, reproduce Analogous words: produce, *bear, yield: *provoke, excite, stimulate, quicken: rouse, arouse (see STIR) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • engender — [v] cause to happen; cause an action arouse, beget, breed, bring about, bring forth, create, develop, excite, foment, generate, give birth to, give rise to, hatch, incite, induce, instigate, lead to, make, muster, occasion, precipitate, procreate …   New thesaurus

  • engender — ► VERB ▪ give rise to. ORIGIN Old French engendrer, from Latin generare beget …   English terms dictionary

  • engender — [en jen′dər, injen′dər] vt. [ME engendren < OFr engendrer < L ingenerare, to beget < in , in + generare: see GENERATE] 1. Archaic to beget 2. to bring into being; bring about; cause; produce [pity engendered love] vi. Obs. to be… …   English World dictionary

  • engender — UK [ɪnˈdʒendə(r)] / US [ɪnˈdʒendər] verb [transitive] Word forms engender : present tense I/you/we/they engender he/she/it engenders present participle engendering past tense engendered past participle engendered formal to cause a feeling or… …   English dictionary

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