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 for engender
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Engender \En*gen"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Engendered; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Engendering.] [F. engender, L. ingenerare; in +
     generare to beget. See Generate, and cf. Ingenerate.]
     1. To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget. [R.]
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     2. To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the
        seeds of; as, angry words engender strife.
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              Engendering friendship in all parts of the common
              wealth.                               --Southey.
  
     Syn: To breed; generate; procreate; propagate; occasion; call
          forth; cause; excite; develop.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Engender \En*gen"der\, v. i.
     1. To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or
        produced.
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              Thick clouds are spread, and storms engender there.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace. "I saw
        their mouths engender." --Massinger.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Engender \En*gen"der\, n.
     One who, or that which, engenders.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  engender
      v 1: call forth [syn: engender, breed, spawn]
      2: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father
         children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get,
         engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring
         forth]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "engender":
     arouse, author, be fruitful, be productive, bear, beget, birth,
     breed, breed true, bring about, bring forth, bring into being,
     bring to birth, bring to effect, bring to pass, call into being,
     cause, coin, conceive, concoct, contrive, cook up, copulate,
     create, crossbreed, design, develop, devise, discover, do,
     dream up, effect, effectuate, establish, evolve, excite, fabricate,
     father, found, frame, fructify, generate, gestate, get,
     give being to, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to,
     give rise to, hatch, improvise, inaugurate, inbreed, induce,
     institute, invent, make, make do with, make love, make up, mature,
     mint, mother, multiply, muster up, occasion, originate, outbreed,
     plan, procreate, produce, proliferate, propagate, provoke,
     pullulate, quicken, realize, reproduce, reproduce in kind, rouse,
     set afloat, set on foot, set up, sire, spawn, stimulate, stir,
     strike out, teem, think out, think up, work, work up
  
  

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