Definition for PRO-DUCE'

PRO-DUCE', v.t. [L. produco; pro and duco, to lead or draw; Sax. teogan, teon, to tug; It. producere, produrre; Sp. producir; Fr. produire.]

  1. To bring forward; to bring or offer to view or notice; as, to produce a witness or evidence in court. Produce your cause. – Is. xli.
  2. To exhibit to the public. Your parents did not produce you much into the world. – Swift.
  3. To bring forth; to bear; as plants or the soil. Trees produce fruit; the earth produces trees and grass; wheat produces an abundance of food.
  4. To bear; to generate and bring forth; as young. The seas produce fish in abundance. They … Produce prodigious births of body or mind. – Milton.
  5. To cause; to effect; to bring into existence. Small causes sometimes produce great effects. The clouds produce rain. The painter produces a picture or a landscape. The sculptor produces a statue. Vice produces misery.
  6. To raise; to bring into being. The farmer produces grain enough for his family.
  7. To make; to bring into being or form. The manufacturer produces excellent wares.
  8. To yield or furnish. Money produces interest; capital produces profit. The commerce of the country produces a revenue to government.
  9. In general, to bring into existence or into view.
  10. To draw out in length; to extend; as, a line produced from A. to B. – Geometry.

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