gen·er·ate /ˈʤɛnəˌret/ 動詞
Gen·er·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Generated p. pr. & vb. n. Generating.]
1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal generates its own species.
2. To cause to be; to bring into life.
3. To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process; to produce; to cause.
Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle must likewise generate milk. --Arbuthnot.
4. Math. To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.
v 1: bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of
problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the
office" [syn: bring forth]
2: give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This
year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate
renders some revenue for the family" [syn: render, yield,
3: produce (energy); "We can't generate enough power for the
entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to to
generate more electricity"
4: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father
children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get, engender,
father, mother, sire, bring forth]