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pro·duce(prə-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′, prō-)
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.
pro•duce(v. prəˈdus, -ˈdyus; n. ˈprɒd us, -yus, ˈproʊ dus, -dyus)
v. -duced, -duc•ing,
Produce is usually a verb, pronounced /prə'djuːs/.
To produce a result or effect means to cause it to happen.
To produce goods or food means to make or grow them, usually to be sold.
Food that is grown to be sold is called produce, pronounced /'prɒdjuːs/.
Goods that are made and sold in large quantities are called products.
Past participle: produced
|Noun||1.||produce - fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market|
solid food, food - any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
eater - any green goods that are good to eat; "these apples are good eaters"
|Verb||1.||produce - bring forth or yield; "The tree would not produce fruit"|
sporulate - produce spores; "plants sporulate"
crank out, grind out - produce in a routine or monotonous manner; "We have to crank out publications in order to receive funding"
manufacture - produce naturally; "this gland manufactures a specific substance only"
|2.||produce - create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"|
breed - cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs"
prefabricate - produce synthetically, artificially, or stereotypically and unoriginally
underproduce - produce below capacity or demand; "The East German factories were underproducing for many years"
output - to create or manufacture a specific amount; "the computer is outputting the data from the job I'm running"
pulse, pulsate - produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses; "pulse waves"; "a transmitter pulsed by an electronic tube"
customise, customize, custom-make, tailor-make - make to specifications; "I had this desk custom-made for me"
turn out - produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery; "This factory turns out saws"
machine - make by machinery; "The Americans were machining while others still hand-made cars"
churn out - produce something at a fast rate; "He churns out papers, but they are all about the same topic"
overproduce - produce in excess; "The country overproduces cars"
elaborate - produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"
put out - put out considerable effort; "He put out the same for seven managers"
laminate - create laminate by bonding sheets of material with a bonding material
bootleg - produce or distribute illegally; "bootleg tapes of the diva's singing"
generate - produce (energy); "We can't generate enough power for the entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more electricity"
generate, yield, render, give, return - 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"
create, make - create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses"
smelt - extract (metals) by heating
reproduce - make a copy or equivalent of; "reproduce the painting"
preassemble, prefabricate - to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings
print, publish - put into print; "The newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce"; "These news should not be printed"
confect - make or construct
proof - make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset
|3.||produce - cause to happen, occur or exist; "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"; "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system"|
|4.||produce - bring out for display; "The proud father produced many pictures of his baby"; "The accused brought forth a letter in court that he claims exonerates him"|
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
turn on - produce suddenly or automatically; "Turn on the charm"; "turn on the waterworks"
|5.||produce - cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"|
carry - bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"
overproduce - produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted
cultivate - foster the growth of
keep - raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"
|6.||produce - bring onto the market or release; "produce a movie"; "bring out a book"; "produce a new play"|
offer - produce or introduce on the stage; "The Shakespeare Company is offering `King Lear' this month"
|7.||produce - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"|
regrow - grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption; "parts of the trunk of this tree can regrow"; "some invertebrates can regrow limbs or their tail after they lost it due to an injury"
spring - develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"
leaf - produce leaves, of plants
pod - produce pods, of plants
teethe - grow teeth; cut the baby teeth; "The little one is teething now"
pupate - develop into a pupa; "the insect larva pupate"
cut - have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
the plant produces three harvests a year → la planta da tres cosechas al año
friction produces heat → la fricción produce calor
oil-producing countries → países mpl productores de petróleo
she has produced consistently good work at school → su trabajo escolar siempre ha sido bueno
he is the most creative novelist this century has produced → es el novelista más creativo que nos ha dado este siglo
with this symphony he has produced a masterpiece → ha compuesto una obra maestra con esta sinfonía
when challenged he produced a knife → cuando se le paró sacó una navaja
it produced a sensation of drowsiness → producía or causaba una sensación de somnolencia
the photographer used a special lens to produce that effect → el fotógrafo usó una lente especial para producir ese efecto
by combining the two kinds of paint you can produce some interesting effects → combinando las dos clases de pintura puedes conseguir efectos interesantes
you may find that just threatening this course of action will produce the desired effect → puedes encontrarte con que amenazar este procedimiento producirá el efecto deseado
she is optimistic that his visit could produce results → piensa que su visita podría surtir efecto
"produce of Turkey" → producto m de Turquía
"produce of more than one country" → producto m elaborado en varios países
see also dairy B
see also farm D
The drug is known to produce side-effects → Le médicament est connu pour produire des effets secondaires.
to produce seed → produire des graines
produce[n ˈprɒdjuːs; vb prəˈdjuːs]
I can't suddenly produce £500! → da dove le tiro fuori 500 sterline?