英 [ɪn'dʒendə; en-]
en-, 进入，使。-gen, 生育，词源同gene, generate.
- engender (v.)
- early 14c., "beget, procreate," from Old French engendrer (12c.) "give birth to, beget, bear; cause, bring about," from Latin ingenerare "to implant, engender, produce," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + generare "beget, create" (see generation). With euphonious -d- in French. Also from early 14c. engendered was used in a theological sense, with reference to Jesus, "derived (from God)." Meaning "cause, produce" is mid-14c. Related: Engendering.
- 1. Mr Bowles could engender delight in students and musicians alike.
- 2. It helps engender a sense of common humanity.
- 3. She will engender difficult questions and to keep the conversation at a low temperature.
- 4. It was supposed to engender difficult questions and to keep the conversation at a low temperature.
- 5. To take an unnecessary action that will probably engender adverse effects.
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