Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: producere, from ducere 'to lead'


1 verb
Related topics: Arts, Birth, Industry
pro‧duce1 S1 W1 [transitive]


to cause a particular result or effect [↪ product]:
New drugs are producing remarkable results.
a rise in sea-level produced by climatic change
As a policy, it did not produce the desired effect.
see usage note produce2


TI to make, write etc something to be bought, used, or enjoyed by people [↪ product, production]:
The factory produces an incredible 100 cars per hour.
How did you manage to produce a meal so quickly?

make naturally

to grow something or make it naturally [↪ product, production]:
This region produces the grapes used in champagne.
Plants produce oxygen.


if you produce an object, you bring it out or present it, so that people can see or consider it:
When challenged, he produced a gun.
They were unable to produce any statistics to verify their claims.


A if someone produces a film or play, they find the money for it and control the way it is made [↪ producer]:
Costner produced and directed the film.


MB to give birth to a baby or young animals:
An adult cat may produce kittens three times a year.

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