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generate

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒenəreɪt/

Translation of generate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [heat/light] generar; [power/gas/fumes] producir*, generar
    Example sentences
    • Solar energy is used to generate electricity through photovoltaic arrays, and to heat water by direct radiation.
    • These oscillating sound waves in the traveling-wave engine drive the piston of a linear alternator that generates electricity.
    • Electricity is generated by the power station during peak demand periods.
    1.2 (create) [hostility] provocar*, generar; [interest] generar, despertar*, suscitar; [jobs/revenue] generar
    Example sentences
    • Investing creates an asset that generates passive income such as rent on a property or profits from a business venture.
    • The more Web savvy firms are more than twice as successful in generating sales and creating a better ‘customer experience’, said the report.
    • It will also create jobs and generate income for the local economy.

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