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verb produce pronunciation in British English /prəˈdjuːs/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleproducing
past tenseproduced
past participleproduced
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to make or grow something, especially in large quantities and in order to be sold
    We are now producing the same quantity of goods with far fewer workers.
    1. a.
      used about things that are made by a natural process
      The body produces chemicals called endorphins to control the pain.
    2. b.
      used about people or things that develop in a place, or as a result of a process or system
      The region produces some of the best wine in France.
      one of the best screenwriters this country has ever produced
    3. c.
      used about things that someone makes or designs using a lot of skill or effort
      He produced a series of outstanding tragic plays.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to cause something to happen
    I managed to produce the opposite effect from the one I had intended.
    Efforts to produce a consensus among the member states ended in failure.
    produce results: Other options will be considered if the talks fail to produce results.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to show or offer something so that it can be examined or used by someone else
    They produced very little evidence in support of their argument.
    produce something from something: Rachel produced a map from her inside pocket.
  4. 5
    [transitive] formal to have a baby or young animal
    Females generally produce their young in early summer.


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