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generate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈdʒenəreɪt/
to produce or create something such as a profits, sales, or jobs: The current recovery has so far generated far fewer high-paying jobs than the last boom.generate cash/income/revenue These measures will increase the firm's ability to generate income.
NATURAL RESOURCES to produce energy: generate electricity/power The wind farm may be able to generate enough power for 2000 homes.
(Definition of generate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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