Definition of create in English:


Syllabification: cre·ate
Pronunciation: /krēˈāt


[with object]
1Bring (something) into existence: he created a thirty-acre lake over 170 jobs were created
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  • Mayo County Council have done an exemplary job in creating this trail and bringing the visual arts to the people.
  • His paintings are attempts at getting outside of time, at creating timeless icons of existence.
  • In an effort to justify their existence they create documents that only a fool would sign without modifying it.
produce, generate, bring into being, make, fabricate, fashion, build, construct;
design, devise, originate, frame, develop, shape, form, forge
establish, found, initiate, institute, constitute, inaugurate, launch, set up, form, organize, develop
1.1Cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions: divorce only created problems for children
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  • It is a prime cause of substance abuse and divorce and can ultimately create a state of tension and chaos in the office and at home.
  • That diversity creates a community that fosters interaction more than competition.
  • Doing so fosters new entrepreneurs, creates good feelings, builds the brand, and engenders loyalty.
1.2(Of an actor) originate (a role) by playing a character for the first time.
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  • And it was fantastic to watch our great actors create such magnificent characters.
  • Every single one of these actors created a memorable character with their very screen presence.
  • The three principal actors are thanked for creating wonderfully complex characters with real motivations and emotions.
1.3 [with object and complement] Invest (someone) with a new rank or title: he was created a baronet
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  • In 1681, sixteen days after the death of the previous holder of the title, he was created earl of Nottingham.
  • He was created a baronet in 1885 and elected president of the RA in 1896.
  • On returning to England in 1902 he was created Viscount Kitchener and was appointed commander in chief in India.


late Middle English (in the sense 'form out of nothing', used of a divine or supernatural being): from Latin creat- 'produced', from the verb creare.

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