What does the word generate mean?

Usage examples for generate

  1. In an improving state of the human mind, the influences are constantly on the increase, which tend to generate in each individual a feeling of unity with all the rest; which feeling, if perfect, would make him never think of, or desire, any beneficial condition for himself, in the benefits of which they are not included. – The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William de Witt Hyde
  2. An earnest desire will in some degree generate capacity. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  3. Chad knew the disgrace and the suspicion that his answer was likely to generate, but he looked his questioner in the face fearlessly. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox
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