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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
cre•ate /kriˈeɪt/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object], -at•ed, -at•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- to cause to come into being:The belief is that God created the universe.
- to bring into being from one's imagination:He created a new theory of the universe.
- to arrange, bring about, or produce (a feeling, emotion, etc.): This proposal is bound to create more confusion.
- to establish;
set up:The government created several new agencies.
(krē āt′),USA pronunciation v., -at•ed, -at•ing, adj. v.t.
- to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.
- to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.
- Show Business[Theat.]to perform (a role) for the first time or in the first production of a play.
- to make by investing with new rank or by designating;
appoint:to create a peer.
- to be the cause or occasion of;
give rise to:The announcement created confusion.
- to cause to happen;
arrange, as by intention or design:to create a revolution; to create an opportunity to ask for a raise.
- to do something creative or constructive.
- British Termsto make a fuss.
- Latin creātus, equivalent. to creā- (stem of creāre to make) + -tus past participle suffix
- Middle English creat (past participle) 1350–1400
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged originate, invent.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
create /kriːˈeɪt/ vb
Etymology: 14th Century creat created, from Latin creātus, from creāre to produce, makecreˈatable adj
- (transitive) to cause to come into existence
- (transitive) to invest with a new honour, office, or title; appoint
- (transitive) to be the cause of: these circumstances created the revolution
- (transitive) to act (a role) in the first production of a play
- (intransitive) to be engaged in creative work
- (intransitive) Brit slang to make a fuss or uproar
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