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engender

verb [T] uk   /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 vice-president's speech did not engender confidence in his judgment.
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