Associations to the word «Engender»


ENGENDER, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To beget (of a man); to bear or conceive (of a woman). [14th–19th c.]
ENGENDER, verb. (transitive) To give existence to, to produce (living creatures). [from 14th c.]
ENGENDER, verb. (transitive) To bring into existence (a situation, quality, result etc.); to give rise to, cause, create. [from 14th c.]
ENGENDER, verb. (intransitive) To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced.
ENGENDER, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To copulate, to have sex. [15th–19th c.]
ENGENDER, verb. (critical theory) To endow with gender; to create gender or enhance the importance of gender. [from 20th c.]

Dictionary definition

ENGENDER, verb. Call forth.
ENGENDER, verb. Make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King