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Definition of engender verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

engender

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒendə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒendər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they engender
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒendə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒendər//
 
he / she / it engenders
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒendəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒendərz//
 
past simple engendered
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒendəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒendərd//
 
past participle engendered
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒendəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒendərd//
 
-ing form engendering
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒendərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒendərɪŋ//
 
 
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engender something (formal) to make a feeling or situation exist The issue engendered controversy. problems engendered by the restructuring of the company The place engendered immediate feelings of friendship and belonging. Word Origin Middle English (formerly also as ingender): from Old French engendrer, from Latin ingenerare, from in- ‘in’ + generare ‘beget’, from genus, gener- ‘stock, race’.
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