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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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generategen‧e‧rate /ˈdʒenəreɪt/ ●●○ W2 AWL verb [transitive]  1 CAUSEto produce or cause something syn 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.see thesaurus at make2 TPMAKEto produce heat, electricity, or another form of energy Wind turbines generate electricity for the local community.
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generateThe 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates 138 horsepower.Yet, significant as many of these developments were, the majority seem chiefly remarkable for the wealth they did not generate.Completing the project on time and under budget generated a feeling of pride and accomplishment among the team.France generates a large part of its electricity from nuclear power.The second is generated by people fighting to claim credit when money is made.The murder trial has generated enormous public interest.Realistic programmes about crime only serve to generate fear among the public.What the Liquor Board was most interested in is what was happening with the funds generated from these special events liquor licenses.The friction between the satellite and the atmosphere generates great heat.Fourth, decentralized institutions generate higher morale, more commitment, and greater productivity.The computer industry has generated hundreds of new jobs in the area.Stress can easily be generated in a class by a teaching program, through the use of competitive situations, for example.Initially the three are to develop an Assertion Definition Language, which will eventually be used to generate test suites.generate revenue/profits/income etcSub-letting may seem an obvious way to reduce overheads and generate income.A song, after all, is a copyrighted article, one that generates revenue for both the label and the artist.One major consideration in its introduction was an attempt to generate income from schools.It is also generating revenue from those customers.This blending of urban and wildlife environments could generate income, Galvin explains.The only way Riddick Bowe generates revenue is by fighting.San Francisco-based McKesson said the contract is expected to generate revenue of $ 250 million in the first year.Looks at how the supply can be maximised through the existing system of planning gain and by generating income through stock transfer.
From Longman Business Dictionarygenerategen‧e‧rate /ˈdʒenəreɪt/ verb [transitive]1MANUFACTURINGto produce energy or powerThese solar panels generate enough electricity to supply a home with all its energy requirements.The water goes first to generate hydroelectric power and then to irrigate the land.2COMMERCEto do something that will produce or increase sales, income, profit etcThe Clariant sale generated proceeds of FFr2.3 billion.The business failed to generate sufficient revenue to cover its operating and capital costs.the percentage of sales generated abroad→ See Verb table
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Verb table
generate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygenerate
he, she, itgenerates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygenerated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave generated
he, she, ithas generated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad generated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill generate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have generated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam generating
he, she, itis generating
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you, we, theyare generating
Past
I, he, she, itwas generating
you, we, theywere generating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been generating
he, she, ithas been generating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been generating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be generating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been generating
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