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English definition of “engender”

engender

verb [T]     /ɪnˈdʒen.dər/ US  /-dɚ/ formal
to make people have a particular feeling or make a situation start to exist : Her latest book has engendered a lot of controversy . The minister's speech did not engender confidence in his judgment .Causing things to happen
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