Definition of Engender

1. Verb. Call forth.

Exact synonyms: Breed, Spawn
Generic synonyms: Cause, Do, Make

2. Verb. Make children. "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
Exact synonyms: Beget, Bring Forth, Father, Generate, Get, Mother, Sire
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Derivative terms: Begetter, Father, Generation, Generation, Generation, Generative, Mother, Sire, Sire

Definition of Engender

1. v. t. To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget.

2. v. i. To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced.

3. n. One who, or that which, engenders.

Definition of Engender

1. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To beget (of a man); to bear or conceive (of a woman). (defdate 14th-19th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To give existence to, to produce (living creatures). (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To bring into existence (a situation, quality, result etc.); to give rise to, cause, create. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To copulate, to have sex. (defdate 15th-19th c.) ¹

5. Verb. (context: critical theory) To endow with gender; to create gender or enhance the importance of gender. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Engender

1. to bring into existence [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Engender

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Engender

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Literary usage of Engender

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"4. produce, form, grow, breed, engender. develop, vii evolve, unfold, expand, force, .... engender ..."

2. Her Royal Highness Woman and His Majesty by Max O'Rell (1901)
"In other words, does gratitude engender love ? No; to kill a woman's love for him a man has only to keep on reminding her of what he has done to earn her ..."

3. An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism: With Reference to the Duty of American by Catharine Esther Beecher (1837)
"... and grieved and dismayed at the bitter and unhallowed passions they engender ? Can an honest, upright and Christian man, go into these conflicts, ..."

4. Journal of a Tour Through the United States, and in Canada, Made During the by Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny (1843)
"from both sides of the Atlantic, deserves credit for the tact he has displayed in selecting a topic for discussion, which seems not calculated to engender ..."

5. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"There might not we And, by the aid of leisure, so control Whate'er is earth in us, to grow all soul 1 Knowledge doth ignorance engender, when And foreign ..."

6. History of Dakota Territory by George Washington Kingsbury (1915)
"Do not engender strife. To submit the question now is to invite defeat. (Bouquets from the gallery, which Mr. Moody presented to Mr. Caulfield, ..."

7. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"4. produce, form, grow, breed, engender. develop, vii evolve, unfold, expand, force, .... engender ..."

8. Her Royal Highness Woman and His Majesty by Max O'Rell (1901)
"In other words, does gratitude engender love ? No; to kill a woman's love for him a man has only to keep on reminding her of what he has done to earn her ..."

9. An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism: With Reference to the Duty of American by Catharine Esther Beecher (1837)
"... and grieved and dismayed at the bitter and unhallowed passions they engender ? Can an honest, upright and Christian man, go into these conflicts, ..."

10. Journal of a Tour Through the United States, and in Canada, Made During the by Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny (1843)
"from both sides of the Atlantic, deserves credit for the tact he has displayed in selecting a topic for discussion, which seems not calculated to engender ..."

11. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"There might not we And, by the aid of leisure, so control Whate'er is earth in us, to grow all soul 1 Knowledge doth ignorance engender, when And foreign ..."

12. History of Dakota Territory by George Washington Kingsbury (1915)
"Do not engender strife. To submit the question now is to invite defeat. (Bouquets from the gallery, which Mr. Moody presented to Mr. Caulfield, ..."

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