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pro·cre·ate

 (prō′krē-āt′)
v. pro·cre·at·ed, pro·cre·at·ing, pro·cre·ates
v.intr.
To produce offspring; reproduce.
v.tr.
To produce (offspring); reproduce.

[Latin prōcreāre, prōcreāt- : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + creāre, to create; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

pro′cre·ant (-ənt) adj.
pro′cre·a′tion n.
pro′cre·a′tor n.

procreate

(ˈprəʊkrɪˌeɪt)
vb
1. to beget or engender (offspring)
2. (tr) to bring into being
[C16: from Latin prōcreāre, from pro-1 + creāre to create]
ˈprocreant, ˈprocreˌative adj
ˌprocreˈation n
ˈprocreˌator n

pro•cre•ate

(ˈproʊ kriˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to beget or generate (offspring).
2. to produce; bring into being.
v.i.
3. to beget offspring.
[1530–40; < Latin prōcreātus, past participle of prōcreāre to breed. See pro-1, create]
pro`cre•a′tion, n.
pro′cre•a`tive, adj.
pro′cre•a`tor, n.

procreate


Past participle: procreated
Gerund: procreating

Imperative
procreate
procreate
Present
I procreate
you procreate
he/she/it procreates
we procreate
you procreate
they procreate
Preterite
I procreated
you procreated
he/she/it procreated
we procreated
you procreated
they procreated
Present Continuous
I am procreating
you are procreating
he/she/it is procreating
we are procreating
you are procreating
they are procreating
Present Perfect
I have procreated
you have procreated
he/she/it has procreated
we have procreated
you have procreated
they have procreated
Past Continuous
I was procreating
you were procreating
he/she/it was procreating
we were procreating
you were procreating
they were procreating
Past Perfect
I had procreated
you had procreated
he/she/it had procreated
we had procreated
you had procreated
they had procreated
Future
I will procreate
you will procreate
he/she/it will procreate
we will procreate
you will procreate
they will procreate
Future Perfect
I will have procreated
you will have procreated
he/she/it will have procreated
we will have procreated
you will have procreated
they will have procreated
Future Continuous
I will be procreating
you will be procreating
he/she/it will be procreating
we will be procreating
you will be procreating
they will be procreating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been procreating
you have been procreating
he/she/it has been procreating
we have been procreating
you have been procreating
they have been procreating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been procreating
you will have been procreating
he/she/it will have been procreating
we will have been procreating
you will have been procreating
they will have been procreating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been procreating
you had been procreating
he/she/it had been procreating
we had been procreating
you had been procreating
they had been procreating
Conditional
I would procreate
you would procreate
he/she/it would procreate
we would procreate
you would procreate
they would procreate
Past Conditional
I would have procreated
you would have procreated
he/she/it would have procreated
we would have procreated
you would have procreated
they would have procreated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.procreate - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
propagate - multiply sexually or asexually
fructify, set - bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"
multiply, breed - have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"
incubate, hatch, brood, cover - sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"

procreate

verb (Formal) reproduce, mother, produce, father, breed, generate, sire, engender, propagate, beget, bring into being Most people feel a biological need to procreate.

procreate

verb
1. To be the biological father of:
2. To produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind:
3. To cause to come into existence:
Translations

procreate

[ˈprəʊkrɪeɪt] VT & VIprocrear

procreate

[ˈprəʊkrieɪt] vi (= reproduce) → procréer

procreate

vizeugen, sich fortpflanzen

procreate

[ˈprəʊkrɪˌeɪt] viprocreare

pro·cre·ate

v. engendrar, procrear, reproducir.
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