create vs generate what difference

what is difference between create and generate

English

Alternative forms

  • creäte (archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English createn, from Latin creātus, the perfect passive participle of creō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɹiːˈeɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Verb

create (third-person singular simple present creates, present participle creating, simple past and past participle created)

  1. (transitive) To bring into existence; (sometimes in particular:)
    • 1829, Thomas Tully Crybbace, An Essay on Moral Freedom:
      […] God created man a moral agent.
    Synonym: generate
    Antonyms: annihilate, extinguish
    1. (especially of a god) To bring into existence out of nothing, without the prior existence of the materials or elements used.
    2. To make or produce from other (e.g. raw, unrefined or scattered) materials or combinable elements or ideas; to design or invest with a new form, shape, function, etc.
      Synonym: invent
      Antonym: imitate
  2. (transitive) To cause, to bring (a non-object) about by an action, behavior, or event, to occasion.
    crop failures created food shortages and high prices; his stubbornness created many difficulties
  3. (transitive) To confer or invest with a rank or title of nobility, to appoint, ordain or constitute.
  4. (intransitive) To be or do something creative, imaginative, originative.
  5. (transitive) In theatre, to be the first performer of a role; to originate a character.
  6. (Britain, intransitive, colloquial) To make a fuss, complain; to shout.
    • 1972, H. E. Bates, The Song of the Wren
      ‘What’s the time?’ she said. ‘I must fly. Miss’ll start creating.’
Conjugation

Related terms

Translations

Adjective

create (comparative more create, superlative most create)

  1. (obsolete) Created, resulting from creation.

Translations

Further reading

  • create at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • create in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • create in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • create on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • & cetera, Cartee, cerate, ecarte, tracee, écarté

Italian

Verb

create

  1. inflection of creare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Anagrams

  • cerate, recate, tacere

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /kreˈaː.te/, [kɾeˈäːt̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kreˈa.te/, [krɛˈɑːt̪ɛ]

Verb

creāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of creō

Participle

creāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of creātus

Anagrams

  • cetera

Middle English

Adjective

create

  1. Alternative form of creat

Verb

create

  1. Alternative form of creat


English

Etymology

From Latin generātus, perfect passive participle of generō (beget, procreate, produce), from genus (a kind, race, family); see genus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛn.ə.ɹeɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛn.ɚ.eɪt/

Verb

generate (third-person singular simple present generates, present participle generating, simple past and past participle generated)

  1. (transitive) To bring into being; give rise to.
  2. (transitive) To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process.
  3. (transitive) To procreate, beget.
  4. (transitive, mathematics) To form a figure from a curve or solid.
  5. (intransitive) To appear or occur; be generated.
    • 1883, Thomas Hardy, The Three Strangers
      Mrs. Fennel, seeing the steam begin to generate on the countenances of her guests, crossed over and touched the fiddler’s elbow and put her hand on the serpent’s mouth.

Synonyms

  • (to bring into being): create, spawn

Antonyms

  • (to bring into being): annihilate, degenerate, extinguish
  • (to produce as a result of a chemical or physical process): erase

Derived terms

  • regenerate

Related terms

Translations

Further reading

  • generate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • generate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • green tea, renegate, teen-ager, teenager

Italian

Verb

generate

  1. inflection of generare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person plural imperative
    3. feminine plural past participle

Anagrams

  • argentee, reagente

Latin

Participle

generāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of generātus

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