Meaning of “generate” in the English Dictionary

"generate" in English

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generateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈdʒen.ə.reɪt/ us /ˈdʒen.ə.reɪt/

generate verb [ T ] (CREATE)

B2 to cause something to exist:

Her latest film 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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(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 construction project will generate 500 new jobs.
Her latest book has generated a lot of excitement.
The power plant generates electricity for the eastern part 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 /ˈdʒenəreɪt/ us

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)