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pro·duce  (pr-ds, -dys, pr-)
v. pro·duced, pro·duc·ing, pro·duc·es
v.tr.
1. To bring forth; yield: a plant that produces pink flowers.
2.
a. To create by physical or mental effort: produce a tapestry; produce a poem.
b. To manufacture: factories that produce cars and trucks.
3. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to: chemicals that produce a noxious vapor when mixed.
4. To bring forth; exhibit: reached into a pocket and produced a packet of matches; failed to produce an eyewitness to the crime.
5. To supervise and finance the making and public presentation of: produce a stage play; produce a videotape.
6. Mathematics To extend (an area or volume) or lengthen (a line).
v.intr.
1. To make or yield products or a product: an apple tree that produces well.
2. To manufacture or create economic goods and services.
n. (prds, prds)
1. Something produced; a product.
2. Farm products, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, considered as a group.

[Middle English producen, to proceed, extend, from Latin prdcere, to extend, bring forth : pr-, forward; see pro-1 + dcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·duci·ble, pro·ducea·ble adj.
Synonyms: produce, bear1, yield
These verbs mean to bring forth as a product: a mine that produces gold; a seed that finally bore fruit; a plant that yields a medicinal oil.


produce  /produs/  n. [U] food products, esp. vegetables: Produce, esp. lettuce, is fresh at that market.
v. /prdus/ -duced, -ducing, -duces 1 [T] to create, invent from the mind (write, compose, paint, etc.): The artist produced a beautiful painting. 2 [T] to bring into being, give birth to: Last year she also produced a baby boy. 3 [T] to show, bring into view: A police officer stopped a speeding car and asked the driver to produce her drivers license. 4 [I;T] to manufacture, fabricate: That factory produces shoes. 5 [T] to achieve results, make happen: His doctor produced a cure for his illness.||A sales representative produced a sales increase. 6 [T] to organize financing for and present a film or play to the public: That Italian director has produced a lovely movie. 7 [T] to cause a reaction, stir emotions: His jokes produced laughter from the audience.

Thesaurus: produce v. 1 to make, form | devise, generate 2 to have 3 to present, exhibit 4 to fashion, construct 5 to bring about, yield 6 to create, make 7 to evoke, generate, spark. produce

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