- 1Cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition): the issue engendered continuing controversyMore example sentences
cause, be the cause of, give rise to, bring about, lead to, result in, produce, create, generate, arouse, rouse, provoke, incite, kindle, trigger, spark off, touch off, stir up, whip up, induce, inspire, instigate, foment, effect, occasion, promote, foster• rare effectuate
- 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).