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.]

2.

To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the seeds of; as, angry words engender strife.

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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En*gen"der, v. i.

1.

To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced.

Thick clouds are spread, and storms engender there. Dryden.

2.

To come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace.

"I saw their mouths engender."

Massinger.

 

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En*gen"der (?), n.

One who, or that which, engenders.

 

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