- 1Cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition): the issue engendered continuing controversyMore example sentences
- Barnett is unable to lead, inspire or engender loyalty.
- We will build on our strengths and continue to engender a love of learning across all subjects for all our students.
- Many of these changes engender anxiety and fear.
- 1.1 • archaic (Of a father) beget (offspring).More example sentences
- I can not imagine returning home from watching a film and deciding to engender a child.
- Urging prospective fathers to take care that their seed is of the right temperature to engender children of a good physical and psychological temper, Charron offers them some practical advice.
- When, in turn, we biologically engender a child with a partner, the two parents are equally invested and morally responsible for the child.
Middle English (formerly also as ingender): from Old French engendrer, from Latin ingenerare, from in- 'in' + generare 'beget' (see generate).