Definition of produce in English:

produce

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verb

Pronunciation: /prəˈdjuːs
 
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[with object]
  • 1Make or manufacture from components or raw materials: the company have 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.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1(Of a place or process) yield, grow, or supply: the vineyards in the Val d’Or 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.
    Synonyms
    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 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?
    Synonyms
    create, compose, originate, develop, fashion, turn out
  • 4Administer the financial and managerial aspects of (a film or broadcast) or the staging of (a play, opera, etc.): the video was produced and directed by film-maker Neil Campbell
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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.
    Synonyms
    stage, put on, mount, present, put before the public, show, perform
  • 4.1Supervise the making of (a musical recording), especially by determining the overall sound: the album was produced by reggae master mixer Groucho Smykle
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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

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈprɒdjuːs
 
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  • 1Agricultural and other natural products collectively: 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.
    Synonyms
    food, foodstuff(s); crops, fruit, vegetables, greens; goods, products, commodities, staples, wares; British greengrocery
    North American rare truck
  • 1.1The result of a person’s work or efforts: the work was in some degree the produce of their joint efforts
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    • Conservative philosophers will say that it is the right of each individual to keep the produce of his own efforts.

Derivatives

producibility

Pronunciation: /prəˌdjuːsɪˈbɪlɪti/
noun
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  • 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.

producible

Pronunciation: /prəˈdjuːsɪb(ə)l/
adjective
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  • 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.

Origin

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

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