Definition of engender verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

engender

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɛndər//
 
engender something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they engender
 
he / she / it engenders
 
past simple engendered
 
-ing form engendering
 
 
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to make a feeling or situation exist The issue engendered controversy. problems engendered by the restructuring of the company
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