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reproduce Line breaks: re¦pro|duce
Pronunciation: /riːprəˈdjuːs/

Definition of reproduce in English:


[with object]
1Produce a copy of: his works are reproduced on postcards and posters
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  • He announced that his debut album Themba Baby album whose copies had run out on the market will be reproduced on both audio and CDs at the same time the new album will be on shelves.
  • The book's cover reproduces a 1789 print of the famous fight between the Anglo-Jewish Daniel Mendoza and the Gentile Humphrey.
  • The paintings for Abraham Wagner were reproduced as prints under the title Merkwürdigen Prospekte aus den Schweizer Gebirge.
copy, produce a copy of, make a facsimile of, duplicate, replicate;
forge, counterfeit
trademark make a Xerox of
1.1 [no object, with adverbial] Be copied with a specified degree of success: you’ll be amazed to see how well half-tones reproduce
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  • Through their act of submission to the film, Anger aims to reproduce in the audience, to some degree at least, the state of consciousness achieved by the participants of the ritual depicted.
  • Their blend of the foreign and the intimate created a sound which many have tried, and failed, to reproduce.
  • The ease with which electronic content can be copied and reproduced raises a multitude of copyright, trademark, database and passing off issues.
1.2Produce something very similar to (something else) in a different medium or context: the problems are difficult to reproduce in the laboratory
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  • Echo effects are reproduced well, even under water.
  • The prayer was reproduced, with a context, in the program insert.
  • David Unaipon's image is reproduced on the $50 note, and the man himself, born in South Australia in 1872, is credited with being the first published Aboriginal writer.
repeat, replicate, recreate, redo, perform again, reconstruct, remake;
simulate, imitate, emulate, mirror, parallel, match, echo, mimic, ape, follow
2(Of an organism) produce offspring by a sexual or asexual process: bacteria normally divide and reproduce themselves every twenty minutes [no object]: an individual needs to avoid being eaten until it has reproduced
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  • Plants can reproduce themselves without the help of human intervention.
  • Most people would just love to reproduce themselves and then, of course, be immensely disappointed if they do it, because it won't be them.
  • They also reproduce themselves, and the new cells also crank out interferon in massive amounts.
breed, produce offspring, bear young, procreate, propagate, multiply, proliferate, give birth, spawn, increase


Pronunciation: /ˌriːprəˈdjuːsə/
Example sentences
  • At the same time, they are the biological and cultural reproducers of the community and their bodies symbolize the body of the community and its boundaries.
  • In the same discourses, women are defined through domesticity where women are reduced to reproducers of race, nation or ethnic group.
  • Sharks are diverse reproducers, and their mating has been observed only on rare occasions.
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