• To beget (of a man); to bear or conceive (of a woman).
  • To give existence to, to produce (living creatures).
  • To bring into existence (a situation, quality, result etc.); to give rise to, cause, create.
  • To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced.
  • To copulate, to have sex.
  • To endow with gender; to create gender or enhance the importance of gender.


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  • From Middle French engendrer, from Latin ingenerāre, from in- + generāre.
  • From en- + gender.

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