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"generate" in British English

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generateverb [T]

uk   /ˈdʒen.ər.eɪt/  us   /-ɚ-/

generate verb [T] (CREATE)

B2 to ​cause something to ​exist: Her ​latestfilm has generated a lot of interest/​excitement. The new ​development will generate 1,500 new ​jobs. Selling ​food will ​increase the club's ​ability to generate revenue/​income.
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generate verb [T] (MAKE ENERGY)

B2 to ​produceenergy in a ​particularform: The ​windfarm may be ​able to generate enough electricity/​power for 2,000 ​homes.
(Definition of generate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"generate" in American English

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generateverb [T]

 us   /ˈdʒen·əˌreɪt/
to ​cause to ​exist; ​produce: The new ​constructionproject will generate 500 new ​jobs. Her ​latestbook has generated a lot of ​excitement. The ​powerplant generates ​electricity for the ​easternpart of the ​state.
(Definition of generate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"generate" in Business English

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generateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈdʒenəreɪt/
to ​produce or ​create something such as a ​profits, ​sales, or ​jobs: The ​currentrecovery 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 ​produceenergy: 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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