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produce Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
    green goods; garden truck; green groceries.
  2. verb bring forth or yield
    bring forth.
    • The tree would not produce fruit
  3. verb create or manufacture a man-made product
    make; create.
    • We produce more cars than we can sell
    • The company has been making toys for two centuries
  4. verb cause to happen, occur or exist
    give rise; bring about.
    • This procedure produces a curious effect
    • The new law gave rise to many complaints
    • These chemicals produce a noxious vapor
    • the new President must bring about a change in the health care system
  5. verb bring out for display
    bring forth.
    • The proud father produced many pictures of his baby
    • The accused brought forth a letter in court that he claims exonerates him
  6. verb cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
    farm; grow; raise.
    • The Bordeaux region produces great red wines
    • They produce good ham in Parma
    • We grow wheat here
    • We raise hogs here
  7. verb bring onto the market or release
    bring out; bring on.
    • produce a movie
    • bring out a book
    • produce a new play
  8. verb come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
    acquire; develop; grow; get.
    • He grew a beard
    • The patient developed abdominal pains
    • I got funny spots all over my body
    • Well-developed breasts

Pro*duce" transitive verb
L. producere, productum, to bring forward, beget, produce; pro forward, forth + ducere to lead. See Duke.
imperfect & past participle Produced ; present participle & verbal noun Producing
  1. To bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show; as, to produce a witness or evidence in court.
    Produce your cause, saith the Lord. Isa. xli. 21.
    Your parents did not produce you much into the world. Swift.
  2. To bring forth, as young, or as a natural product or growth; to give birth to; to bear; to generate; to propagate; to yield; to furnish; as, the earth produces grass; trees produce fruit; the clouds produce rain.
    This soil produces all sorts of palm trees. Sandys.
    [They] produce prodigious births of body or mind. Milton.
    The greatest jurist his country had produced. Macaulay.
  3. To cause to be or to happen; to originate, as an effect or result; to bring about; as, disease produces pain; vice produces misery.
  4. To give being or form to; to manufacture; to make; as, a manufacturer produces excellent wares.
  5. To yield or furnish; to gain; as, money at interest produces an income; capital produces profit.
  6. To draw out; to extend; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to produce a man's life to threescore. Sir T. Browne.
  7. (Geom.) To extend; -- applied to a line, surface, or solid; as, to produce a side of a triangle.
Pro*duce" intransitive verb
  1. To yield or furnish appropriate offspring, crops, effects, consequences, or results.
Prod"uce noun
  1. That which is produced, brought forth, or yielded; product; yield; proceeds; result of labor, especially of agricultural labors; hence, specifically, agricultural products.

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