1. To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget.

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 wealth." (Southey)

Synonyms: To breed, generate, procreate, propagate, occasion, call forth, cause, excite, develop.

Origin: F. Engender, L. Ingenerare; in + generare to beget. See Generate, and cf. Ingenerate.

(01 Mar 1998)

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