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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.
References in classic literature ?
And also in discerning do I feel only my will's procreating and evolving delight; and if there be innocence in my knowledge, it is because there is will to procreation in it.
(remembering that many more individuals are born than can possibly survive) that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?
Let's hope Laura stays single rather than settle with someone for the sake of procreating, or gives in to societal pressures.
And Calida said: 'They are capable of loving, but they are not capable of procreating.'
In sections on procreating, fighting, and reigning, he consider such aspects as alienation: acculturation and denaturing, restoration: renaissances, the war within: fighting the Volksfremde, the International Order of Westphalia and Versailles: Finis Germaniae, and the Reich and colonizer of the European east.
If my sons ever get around to procreating, however, I will recommend that they read Overall's book first.
A ban also interferes with the right to procreate because it might deter individuals from procreating altogether.
We know, for example, that we're supposed to circumcise our newborn males on the eighth day, but when precisely are we to begin procreating? Most of us, after all, experience a considerable gap between the moment in which the urge to copulate first strikessometime at, say, 13and the moment in which we actually conceive.
CORRIE: The image of Brian and Yours Truly Julie (above) procreating may be a little alarming, but not half as much as when she reveals she's pregnant on Monday.
According to The New Review, the 66-year-old actress who is married to director Taylor Hackford also said that she never felt maternal urges and is absolutely fine with the idea of not procreating as according to her the world is overpopulated.
When does it become relevant to ask whether a person is, was, or will be capable of procreating in defiance of any rule against it?
His sisters are all married and procreating like mad.