|Origin:||, past participle of generare 'to produce children', from genus; GENUS|
gen‧e‧rate W2 [transitive]
to produce or cause something [= create]:
a useful technique for generating new ideas
The program would generate a lot of new jobs.
generate revenue/profits/income etc
Tourism generates income for local communities.
generate excitement/interest/support etc
The project generated enormous interest.
to produce heat, electricity, or another form of energy:
Wind turbines generate electricity for the local community.