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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. 
  1. to cause to come into being:The belief is that God created the universe.
  2. to bring into being from one's imagination:He created a new theory of the universe.
  3. to arrange, bring about, or produce (a feeling, emotion, etc.): This proposal is bound to create more confusion.
  4. to establish;
    set up:The government created several new agencies.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
cre•ate  (krē āt),USA pronunciation v.,  -at•ed, -at•ing, adj. 
v.t. 
  1. to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.
  2. to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.
  3. Show Business[Theat.]to perform (a role) for the first time or in the first production of a play.
  4. to make by investing with new rank or by designating;
    constitute;
    appoint:to create a peer.
  5. to be the cause or occasion of;
    give rise to:The announcement created confusion.
  6. to cause to happen;
    bring about;
    arrange, as by intention or design:to create a revolution; to create an opportunity to ask for a raise.

v.i. 
  1. to do something creative or constructive.
  2. British Termsto make a fuss.

adj. 
  1. [Archaic.]created.
cre•ata•ble, adj. 
  • 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
  1. (transitive) to cause to come into existence
  2. (transitive) to invest with a new honour, office, or title; appoint
  3. (transitive) to be the cause of: these circumstances created the revolution
  4. (transitive) to act (a role) in the first production of a play
  5. (intransitive) to be engaged in creative work
  6. (intransitive) Brit slang to make a fuss or uproar
Etymology: 14th Century creat created, from Latin creātus, from creāre to produce, make

creˈatable adj



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