producepro‧duce1 /prəˈdjuːs $ -ˈduːs/ ●●●S1W1 verb [transitive]1causeCAUSE to cause a particular result or effect → productNew drugs are producing remarkable results.a rise in sea level produced by climatic changeAs a policy, it did not produce the desired effect.2create/makeTI to make, write etc something to be bought, used, or enjoyed by people → product, productionThe factory produces an incredible 100 cars per hour.How did you manage to produce a meal so quickly? →mass-produced► see thesaurus at make3make naturallyCAUSEMAKE to grow something or make it naturally → product, productionThis region produces the grapes used in champagne.Plants produce oxygen.4showSHOW/LET somebody SEE something if you produce an object, you bring it out or present it, so that people can see or consider itWhen challenged, he produced a gun.They were unable to produce any statistics to verify their claims.5play/filmA if someone produces a film or play, they find the money for it and control the way it is made → producerCostner produced and directed the film.6babyMB to give birth to a baby or young animalsAn adult cat may produce kittens three times a year.→ See Verb table
produceprod‧uce2 /ˈprɒdjuːs $ ˈproʊduːs/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]TACMAKEfood or other things that have been grown or produced on a farm to be soldagricultural/organic etc producefresh local producedairy produce British English (=milk, butter, cheese etc)COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + produceorganic produce (=produced without artificial chemicals)There is increased demand for organic produce.agricultural/farm produceThe government bought surplus agricultural produce from farmers.garden produceShe had filled a basket with her garden produce.local produceLocal produce is used wherever possible.fresh produceWash all fresh produce before use.dairy produce British English (=milk, butter, cheese etc)Vitamin A can also be obtained from dairy produce and eggs.
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produce• a producemarket• freshproduce• Look like produce been rolled over by a truck.• He brought that idea back and transformed his business from a local producestore to the beginnings of nationaldistribution.• The hotel grows its own produce and its wines are highly recommended.• On the back wall of the produceshedhangs a schoolroommap of the continental United States.• Third World governments build roads which help farmers to market their produce and schools which create a literate and numerateworkforce.dairy produce• She pruned her diet drastically, cutting down dairy produce and other foods high in cholesterol.• Dunlop parish had been long-famed for its dairy produce.• It is also obtained in liver, kidney, dairy produce, and eggs.• Chapter 2 has touched on food intolerance in the case of dairy produce.From Longman Business Dictionaryproduceprod‧uce1 /ˈprɒdjuːsˈproʊduːs/ noun [uncountable]FARMINGfood that has been grown on the land or produced in large quantities, using farming methodsWhere it once offered 125 items of produce, A&P now sells 300 fruits and vegetables.fresh produceproducepro‧duce2 /prəˈdjuːs-ˈduːs/ verb1[intransitive, transitive]MANUFACTURINGFARMING to make or grow something in large quantities to be soldThe plant in Leningrad will produce parts used in building construction.The British assembly plants still don’t produce as efficiently as those in Germany.Colombia produced a bumper (=very large) coffee crop this year. → see alsomass-produce2[transitive] to make something happen or to have a particular result or effectA strong market could mean sales will produce substantial profit gains.The planning sessions have not yet produced a coherent strategy.3[transitive] to control the preparation of a film, televisionprogramme etc, especially the amount of money spent making itDisney’s computer-animated film will be produced by Pixar.4[intransitive, transitive] to show an official document when it is needed, for example as proof of somethingThe judge ordered officials to produce financial records within three days.→ See Verb table