from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To produce again or anew; re-create.
  • intransitive verb To produce a copy, imitation, or representation of.
  • intransitive verb To generate (offspring) by sexual or asexual means.
  • intransitive verb To bring (an event in one's memory, for example) to mind again; recall.
  • intransitive verb To generate offspring.
  • intransitive verb To undergo copying.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bring forward again; produce or exhibit anew.
  • To produce or yield again or anew; generate, as offspring; beget; procreate; give rise by an organic process to a new individual of the same species; propagate. See reproduction.
  • To make a copy or representation of; portray; represent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To bring forward again.
  • transitive verb To cause to exist again.
  • transitive verb To produce again, by generation or the like; to cause the existence of (something of the same class, kind, or nature as another thing); to generate or beget, as offspring.
  • transitive verb To make an image or other representation of; to portray; to cause to exist in the memory or imagination; to make a copy of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To produce an image or copy of something.
  • verb biology To generate offspring (sexually or asexually).
  • verb To produce again; to recreate.
  • verb To bring something to mind; to recall.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.
  • verb make a copy or equivalent of
  • verb repeat after memorization
  • verb have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant


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