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produce

verb [T] uk   /prəˈdjuːs/  us   /-ˈduːs/

produce verb [T] (MAKE)

B1 to make something or bring something into existence: France produces a great deal of wine for export. Red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. She works for a company that produces (= makes for sale) electrical goods. I was wondering whether I could produce a meal out of what's left in the fridge. She's asked me to produce a report on the state of the project. When animals produce young, they give birth to them: Our cat produced four kittens during the course of the night.humorous All our friends seem to be busy producing offspring at the moment.
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produce verb [T] (CAUSE)

B2 to cause a reaction or result: The senator's speech produced an angry response from the opposition. Her remarks produced an awkward silence. If used on delicate skin, this cream may produce a stinging sensation.
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produce verb [T] (FILM/MUSIC)

to organize the practical and financial matters connected with the preparation of a film, play, or television or radio programme
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to be in charge of making a musical recording and to be responsible for the arrangement of the music, the combination of the different instruments or voices and the general sound of it

produce verb [T] (BRING OUT)

C1 to bring something out from somewhere and show it: He produced a letter from his desk that he asked me to read. One of the men suddenly produced a knife from his pocket.
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produce verb [T] (RESULT IN)

to result in or discover something, especially proof: A lengthy police investigation failed to produce any evidence on which the suspect could be convicted.

produce

noun [U] uk   /ˈprɒd.juːs/  us   /ˈprɑː.djuːs/
C2 food or any other substance or material that is grown or obtained through farming: agricultural/dairy/fresh produce
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