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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engender  \En*gen"der\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  assume  form  to  come  into  existence;  to  be  caused  or 
  produced. 
 
  Thick  clouds  are  spread,  and  storms  engender  there 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  come  together;  to  meet  as  in  sexual  embrace.  ``I  saw 
  their  mouths  engender.''  --Massinger. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engender  \En*gen"der\,  n. 
  One  who  or  that  which  engenders. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engender  \En*gen"der\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Engendered};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Engendering}.]  [F.  engender,  L.  ingenerare;  in  + 
  generare  to  beget.  See  {Generate},  and  cf  {Ingenerate}.] 
  1.  To  produce  by  the  union  of  the  sexes;  to  beget.  [R.] 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  exist;  to  bring  forth;  to  produce;  to  sow  the 
  seeds  of  as  angry  words  engender  strife. 
 
  Engendering  friendship  in  all  parts  of  the  common 
  wealth.  --Southey. 
 
  Syn:  To  breed;  generate;  procreate;  propagate;  occasion;  call 
  forth;  cause  excite;  develop. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  engender 
  v  1:  call  forth  [syn:  {breed},  {spawn}] 
  2:  make  children;  "Abraham  begot  Isaac";  "Men  often  father 
  children  but  don't  recognize  them"  [syn:  {beget},  {get},  {father}, 
  {mother},  {sire},  {generate},  {bring  forth}] 




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