En·gen·der v. t. [imp. & p. p. Engendered p. pr. & vb. n. Engendering.]
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.
En·gen·der, v. i.
1. To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced.
Thick clouds are spread, and storms engender there. --Dryden.
2. To come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace. “I saw their mouths engender.”
En·gen·der n. One who, or that which, engenders.
v 1: call forth [syn: breed, spawn]
2: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father
children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get, father,
mother, sire, generate, bring forth]