produce

1 verb
1 NATURALLY (T) to grow something or make it naturally: Canada produces high-quality wheat. | The pancreas produces insulin in the body. | More sun produces riper grapes.
2 RESULT (T) to make something happen or develop, or have a particular result or effect: New medicines are producing remarkable results in the treatment of cancer. | a remark which produced howls of protest | courses designed to produce better teachers
3 SHOW (T) to show, bring out, or offer something so it can be seen or considered: When challenged, he suddenly produced a gun. | She produced no evidence in support of her argument.
4 WITH SKILL (T) to make something using skill and imagination: In this play Eliot produces some of his most expressive poetry. | Diane produced a fantastic meal.
5 GOODS (I, T) to make things to be sold: The factory produces an incredible 100 cars per hour. | Gas can be produced from coal.
—see also: mass­produced
6 PLAY/FILM (T) to control the preparation of a play, film etc and then show it to the public: Jane's play was produced at a London theatre.
—see also: producer (2)
7 BABY (T) to have a baby: Anthea felt pressure from the family to produce a son.
8 MATHS (T) technical to lengthen or continue a line to a point, in geometry
—see also: production 2 noun (U) something that has been produced, especially by growing or farming: agricultural produce | mangoes labelled `produce of India' —see production

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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