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Definition of generate
verb [with object]
cause (something, especially an emotion or situation) to arise or come about:changes that are likely to generate controversy generate more jobs in the economy produce (energy, especially electricity). produce (a set or sequence of items) by performing specified mathematical or logical operations on an initial set. Linguistics produce (a sentence or other unit, especially a well-formed one) by the application of a finite set of rules to lexical or other linguistic input. Mathematics form (a line, surface, or solid) by notionally moving a point, line, or surface.