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verb [transitive] generate pronunciation in American English /ˈdʒenəˌreɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlegenerating
past tensegenerated
past participlegenerated
  1. 1
    to make money

    The business is not generating enough revenue to cover its costs.

    More and more of the money in state budgets is generated by state and local lotteries.

  2. 2
    to create jobs or work

    The new car factory will generate a lot of jobs in the area.

  3. 3
    to make a lot of people express feelings or opinions about something

    The advertising campaign generated a lot of interest in our work.

    the controversy generated by the report

  4. 5
    to produce power

    75% of France’s electricity is generated by nuclear reactors.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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