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Meaning of ENGENDER

Pronunciation:  en'jendur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
  2. [v]  call forth

ENGENDER is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: beget, breed, bring forth, father, generate, get, mother, sire, spawn
 See Also: cause, create, do, make, make



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.]
    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.
    Syn: To breed; generate; procreate; propagate; occasion; call
         forth; cause; excite; develop.
  2. \En*gen"der\, v. i.
    1. To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or
             Thick clouds are spread, and storms engender there.
    2. To come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace. ``I saw
       their mouths engender.'' --Massinger.
  3. \En*gen"der\, n.
    One who, or that which, engenders.
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