V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to create or give rise to; 2. to make children
Synonyms: generate, create, incite, produce, beget, cause, procreate, breed
Tips: Engender is derived from Latin ingenerare, which combines in- with generare "create life." The word genesis, "creation," has the same origin. Think, creation or development of something. Engender is often used in business discourse as a more sophisticated way of saying "create" or "bring about."
The activists hope to engender change. (cause, bring about, generate)
Technology has engendered fear among some and delight among others. (caused, bred, created)
There is a fine line between maintaining discipline and engendering loyalty. (generating, breeding)
She hopes to engender respect among her employees by treating them as equals. (incite, generate)
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