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Engender

Engender
1. To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget.
2. To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the seeds of; as, angry words engender strife. Engendering friendship in all parts of the common wealth. (Southey)
Synonym: to breed, generate, procreate, propagate, occasion, call forth, cause, excite, develop.
Origin: f. Engender, L. Ingenerare; in – generare to beget. See generate, and cf. Ingenerate.


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