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

  Generate \Gen"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Generated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Generating.] [L. generatus, p. p. of generare to
     generate, fr. genus. See Genus, Gender.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To beget; to procreate; to propagate; to produce (a being
        similar to the parent); to engender; as, every animal
        generates its own species.
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     2. To cause to be; to bring into life. --Milton.
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     3. To originate, especially by a vital or chemical process;
        to produce; to cause.
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              Whatever generates a quantity of good chyle must
              likewise generate milk.               --Arbuthnot.
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     4. (Math.) To trace out, as a line, figure, or solid, by the
        motion of a point or a magnitude of inferior order.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  generate
      v 1: bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of
           problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the
           office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The
           earthquake generated a tsunami" [syn: generate, bring
           forth]
      2: give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This
         year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate
         renders some revenue for the family" [syn: render, yield,
         return, give, generate]
      3: produce (energy); "We can't generate enough power for the
         entire city"; "The hydroelectric plant needs to generate more
         electricity"
      4: 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 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "generate":
     accomplish, achieve, amplify, author, bear, beget, breed,
     breed true, bring about, bring forth, bring into being,
     bring to effect, bring to pass, call into being, cause, charge,
     coin, conceive, concoct, construct, contrive, cook up, copulate,
     create, crossbreed, design, develop, devise, discover, do,
     dream up, effect, effectuate, electrify, energize, engender,
     establish, evolve, fabricate, fashion, father, forge, form, found,
     frame, galvanize, gestate, get, get up, give being to,
     give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to,
     hatch, impose, improvise, inaugurate, inbreed, induce, initiate,
     inspire, institute, introduce, invent, loop in, make, make do with,
     make love, make up, manufacture, mature, mint, mother, mould,
     multiply, muster up, occasion, originate, outbreed, parent,
     perform, plan, plug in, procreate, produce, proliferate, propagate,
     provoke, put together, realize, reproduce, reproduce in kind,
     set afloat, set on foot, set up, shock, short, short-circuit, sire,
     spawn, step down, step up, stiffen, strike out, switch off,
     switch on, think out, think up, turn off, turn on, whip up, work,
     work up
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  generate
   vt.
  
      To produce something according to an algorithm or program or set of rules,
      or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of the execution of an algorithm
      or program. The opposite of parse. This term retains its mechanistic
      connotations (though often humorously) when used of human behavior. ?The
      guy is rational most of the time, but mention nuclear energy around him and
      he'll generate infinite flamage.?
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  generate
  gen
  
     To produce something according to an algorithm or program or
     set of rules, or as a (possibly unintended) side effect of
     the execution of an algorithm or program.
  
     The opposite of parse.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-06-15)
  

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