Source: WordNet (r) 1.7
v 1: call forth [syn: breed, spawn]
2: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father
children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get, father,
mother, sire, generate, bring forth]
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Engender \En*gen"der\, v. i.
1. To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or
Thick clouds are spread, and storms engender there.
2. To come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace. ``I saw
their mouths engender.'' --Massinger.
Engender \En*gen"der\, n.
One who, or that which, engenders.
Engender \En*gen"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Engendered; p. pr.
& vb. n. Engendering.] [F. engender, L. ingenerare; in +
generare to beget. See Generate, and cf. Ingenerate.]
1. To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget. [R.]
2. To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the
seeds of; as, angry words engender strife.
Engendering friendship in all parts of the common
Syn: To breed; generate; procreate; propagate; occasion; call
forth; cause; excite; develop.
After five years of marriage Sally knew full well how to engender an argument from her quiet and kind husband.
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