produce: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (', -dys''s, -ys, prō'ds, -dys), [key]
— v., n. -duced, -duc•ing,
  1. to bring into existence; give rise to; cause: to produce steam.
  2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability: to produce a great painting.
  3. to make or manufacture: to produce automobiles for export.
  4. to bring forth; give birth to; bear: to produce a litter of puppies.
  5. to provide, furnish, or supply; yield: a mine producing silver.
  6. to cause to accrue: stocks producing unexpected dividends.
  7. to bring forward; present to view or notice; exhibit: to produce one's credentials.
  8. to bring (a play, movie, opera, etc.) before the public.
  9. to extend or prolong, as a line.
  1. to create, bring forth, or yield offspring, products, etc.: Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.
  2. to create economic value; bring crops, goods, etc., to a point at which they will command a price.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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