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

Antonyms: destroy

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."

Usage Examples:

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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