Definition of produce in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈd(y)o͞os/
[with object]
1Make or manufacture from components or raw materials: the company has just produced a luxury version of the aircraft
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  • Other car makers have also planned to start producing Audi and Volkswagen cars in the Kingdom this year.
  • Its design was said to make it safe to fly though hard to fly with skill and during its 20 years of manufacture around 9,000 were produced.
  • With profits of roughly $425 million, it produces everything from car parts to fridges.
manufacture, make, construct, build, fabricate, put together, assemble, turn out, create;
informal churn out
1.1(Of a region, country, or process) yield, grow, or supply: the California vineyards produce excellent wines
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  • Most of the world's wine regions produce their own sparkling wines, though none, of course, is as famous as Champagne's.
  • At the extreme, the total farmed area could produce our total national energy requirement.
  • Although the biggest oil market in the world produces its own crude it is also a big importer from the Middle East and South America.
yield, grow, give, supply, provide, furnish, bear, bring forth
1.2Create or form (something) as part of a physical, biological, or chemical process: the plant produces blue flowers in late autumn
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  • The chemical process that produces ozone can take a few hours so it tends to drift on the wind.
  • As a result, the standard biological healing process produces limited results.
  • That process produces plant material, nearly half of which is carbon.
1.3Make (something) using creative or mental skills: the garden where the artist produced many of his flower paintings
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  • Entrants will be asked to use their creative skills to produce an eye-catching design to go on a promotional T-shirt.
  • It makes me feel good to be supporting creative artists who produce quality work.
  • You've got that creative talent, you produce the artistic goods, but what if no-one sees it or hears it?
create, originate, fashion, turn out;
compose, write, pen;
2Cause (a particular result or situation) to happen or come into existence: no conventional drugs had produced any significant change
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  • The alternative should be rejected if the result was to produce a situation in which there was discrimination on the grounds of sex.
  • By the transactions I mean the acts in law that had to be effected in order to produce the end result desired.
  • This faith is an effective faith that produces results!
give rise to, bring about, cause, occasion, generate, engender, lead to, result in, effect, induce, set off;
provoke, precipitate, breed, spark off, trigger
literary beget
3Show or provide (something) for consideration, inspection, or use: he produced a sheet of paper from his pocket
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  • The barrister is obliged to produce the records for inspection to an authorised revenue official at the barrister's place of work.
  • He would not be suspended, provided he produced evidence of his withdrawal to police management.
  • However, no witness told me that and no copy of an original form of Acknowledgment of Order was produced for my inspection.
present, offer, provide, furnish, advance, put forward, bring forward, come up with
4Administer the financial and managerial aspects of (a movie or broadcast) or the staging of (a play, opera, etc.).
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  • The two concerts will be produced and broadcast live by BBC television and radio across the UK and the world.
  • The show, a primetime miniseries produced by the Brazilian network O Globo, began in January.
  • The documentary has been produced by DoubleBand Film Productions and is due to be shown in October.
stage, put on, mount, present
4.1Supervise the making of a (musical recording), especially by determining the overall sound.
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  • Only the records that Timbaland has produced sound different.
  • Mick Jones has produced the two albums recorded by The Libertines, part of today's generation of angry young musicians.
  • The School are in the process of producing a CD which will contain original hymns to and about St. Attracta and prayers to her and an oral account of her life.
5 Geometry , dated Extend or continue (a line): one side of the triangle was produced


Pronunciation: /ˈpräd(y)o͞os/
Pronunciation: /ˈprōd(y)o͞os/
Things that have been produced or grown, especially by farming: dairy produce
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  • FAO was created for the purpose, inter alia, of improving efficiency in the production of food and agricultural produce.
  • The President pleads for agricultural produce and self-sufficiency.
  • At the market, women from the mountain villages spread agricultural produce under the trees.
food, foodstuff(s), products;
harvest, crops, fruit, vegetables, greens



Pronunciation: /prəˌd(y)o͞osəˈbilətē/ Pronunciation: /prō-/
Example sentences
  • A panel of experts from the industry convened to evaluate the producibility and marketability of emerging designers’ work.
  • Defense acquisition programs begin product development without the appropriate level of knowledge of either the technology or the producibility of the product.
  • There are several program changes that are being incorporated in the system to enhance producibility and reduce cost.


Pronunciation: /prəˈd(y)o͞osəb(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Non-conventional oil sources - heavy crudes, oil slates etc - are currently producible at between 14 and 25 dollars a barrel.
  • ‘Clearly, a lot more projects are producible at these higher prices,’ says John Felmy, chief economist at the American Petroleum Institute.
  • The other two legs - commercial industry and government research organizations - play key roles in turning the seeds of science into producible, deployable fruits.


Late Middle English (sense 3 of the verb): from Latin producere, from pro- 'forward' + ducere 'to lead'. Current noun senses date from the late 17th century.

  • duct from mid 17th century:

    Duct comes from Latin ductus meaning both ‘leading’ and ‘aqueduct’ formed from ducere ‘to lead’. The verb has produced numerous words in English including abduct (early 17th century) to lead away; conduct (Middle English) lead with; conduit (Middle English); deduce (Late Middle English) draw a conclusion from something; duke; educate (Late Middle English) ‘lead out’; induce (Late Middle English) lead in; introduce (Late Middle English) bring into (a group etc); produce (Late Middle English) ‘lead forward’; reduce (Late Middle English) bring back; seduce (Late Middle English) lead away (originally from duty, with the sexual sense developing in the M16th); subdue (Late Middle English) ‘draw from below’.

Words that rhyme with produce

abstruse, abuse, adduce, Ballets Russes, Belarus, Bruce, burnous, caboose, charlotte russe, conduce, deduce, deuce, diffuse, douce, educe, excuse, goose, induce, introduce, juice, Larousse, loose, luce, misuse, moose, mousse, noose, obtuse, Palouse, profuse, puce, recluse, reduce, Rousse, seduce, sluice, Sousse, spruce, traduce, truce, use, vamoose, Zeus

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Syllabification: pro·duce

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