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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.
[Note: "What need of a certificate?" a Spaceland critic may ask: "Is not the procreation of a Square Son a certificate from Nature herself, proving the Equal-sidedness of the Father?" I reply that no Lady of any position will marry an uncertified Triangle.
Cold, cunning, calculating; he was, also, in marked contrast to most of his fellows, a slave to that brute passion which the waning demands for procreation upon their dying planet has almost stilled in the Martian breast.
"Thou who didst from the beginning create male and female," the priest read after the exchange of rings, "from Thee woman was given to man to be a helpmeet to him, and for the procreation of children.
Education, I said, and nurture: If our citizens are well educated, and grow into sensible men, they will easily see their way through all these, as well as other matters which I omit; such, for example, as marriage, the possession of women and the procreation of children, which will all follow the general principle that friends have all things in common, as the proverb says.
How the workers have been rendered sterile is a difficulty; but not much greater than that of any other striking modification of structure; for it can be shown that some insects and other articulate animals in a state of nature occasionally become sterile; and if such insects had been social, and it had been profitable to the community that a number should have been annually born capable of work, but incapable of procreation, I can see no very great difficulty in this being effected by natural selection.
Neither her out-side formd so fair, nor aught In procreation common to all kindes (Though higher of the genial Bed by far, And with mysterious reverence I deem) So much delights me, as those graceful acts, Those thousand decencies that daily flow From all her words and actions, mixt with Love And sweet compliance, which declare unfeign'd Union of Mind, or in us both one Soule; Harmonie to behold in wedded pair More grateful then harmonious sound to the eare.
Etude juridique et ethique des procreations artificelles (Paris: P.U.F., 1987).
European bioethical discussion in 1987-1988 was centered on new procreation techniques such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.
The conference proceedings, "Ethics and Techniques of In Vitro Fertilization,"[4] explore the hypothesis that technically assisted procreation, if governed by strict rules of respect for the human person, can in fact help to strengthen, rather than weaken the bonds between sexuality and procreation.
Parts II and III present some of the evidence of the unparalleled contributions of heterosexual marriage to achieving social interests relating to responsible procreation. Part IV reviews some of the arguments why same-sex unions are incapable of making comparable contributions.
Dean Pound suggested that "[f]rom the beginning the social interest in general security has required that the law secure adequately" marriage to protect basic social interests in economic equity and in preventing interpersonal violence in society.(14) Likewise, other scholars, philosophers, and legal and social commentators have emphasized throughout the ages the social purposes of marriage, including procreation, child rearing, channeling sexual behavior, and economic stability, for example.(15) The critical point for the present discussion is that the justifications for and the purposes of legal regulation of marriage have consistently been to protect and promote general social interests, not private interests.