Definition of create in English:

create

verb

  • 1with object Bring (something) into existence.

    ‘he created a thirty-acre lake’
    ‘over 170 jobs were created’
    • ‘In its draft resolutions, the ANC called on all levels of government to create projects that generated jobs.’
    • ‘Mayo County Council have done an exemplary job in creating this trail and bringing the visual arts to the people.’
    • ‘Scotland can demonstrate that plans to revitalise health and safety in the workplace can be made a reality by creating real partnerships to bring the accident figures down.’
    • ‘It effectively created a new bank which has brought us back into the mainstream of competing with the big Scottish banks.’
    • ‘The company plans to centralise its business by moving into the large distribution warehouse in Kettlestring Lane, creating an extra 30 jobs.’
    • ‘The system, if adopted, is predicted to bring in revenues of nearly £50 billion and create two million jobs.’
    • ‘Plans to rejuvenate the River Eden could create dozens of new jobs and bring millions of pounds into the local economy, according to a new report.’
    • ‘In an effort to justify their existence they create documents that only a fool would sign without modifying it.’
    • ‘We are going to create new jobs from bringing in new products and services to the community.’
    • ‘How far can we use the imagination to create a videogame that brings someone to nirvana?’
    • ‘At the same time, the Commission was not brought into being to create a historical document.’
    • ‘Chaos is a calm Goddess, who loves to work with Existence to create things and let them run amok on their own.’
    • ‘With a wide array of workshop topics, Career Services has information on every aspect of the job hunt, from creating a resume to selling your skills in an interview.’
    • ‘His paintings are attempts at getting outside of time, at creating timeless icons of existence.’
    • ‘From Spain he brought a translator who created a Latin summary of Aristotle's biological and zoological works.’
    • ‘It was this love of generations yet unborn that brought God to create the universe.’
    • ‘This new recording features two dozen carols brought together to create a concert performance.’
    • ‘This deliberate thrust for creating an enabling environment brings about the shift in growth strategy.’
    • ‘If granted, it will generate power for thousands of homes, creating hundreds of jobs in the Doncaster area.’
    • ‘Saying that humans, being creatures of flesh, could not obey the law was to say, in effect, that God made a bad job of creating them.’
    generate, produce, design, make, fabricate, fashion, manufacture, build, construct, erect, do, turn out
    establish, found, institute, constitute, inaugurate, launch, set up, put in place, start, lay the foundations of
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    1. 1.1 Cause (something) to happen as a result of one's actions.
      ‘divorce created only problems for children’
      • ‘Doing so fosters new entrepreneurs, creates good feelings, builds the brand, and engenders loyalty.’
      • ‘The Small Man creates confusion and helps bring great enterprises down by telling lies, spreading rumors and making insinuations.’
      • ‘Like its inspiration, Robostrider creates surface ripples and hidden vortices as it moves across the water.’
      • ‘Now I know lately I haven't done a very good job at creating controversy, and I'm sorry for that.’
      • ‘But, the talk was so inspiring that it created a huge impact and people listened to him.’
      • ‘The existence of such records created an interest amongst a younger generation of performers.’
      • ‘This creates sufficient momentum to bring your hips out of the water and past your head.’
      • ‘That diversity creates a community that fosters interaction more than competition.’
      • ‘It is a prime cause of substance abuse and divorce and can ultimately create a state of tension and chaos in the office and at home.’
      • ‘Sometimes after the exposition the composer creates excitement by bringing the entries of the subject nearer to each other so that they overlap.’
      • ‘If these bodies are left around any longer they will create disease and bring harm to the people.’
      • ‘The existence of high-wage jobs creates a gap between the demand for labor and the supply of labor.’
      • ‘The existence of multiple official languages must create occasional headaches.’
      • ‘It fosters peace, creates deep joy in our hearts and makes us considerate of others.’
      • ‘This is a great attempt to cater to younger fans and hopefully it will create enough buzz to bring some new people to the sport.’
      • ‘The movement of these air masses creates low-pressure systems that bring intense rain in the summer.’
      • ‘Sharing your shortcomings creates intimacy and fosters close relationships.’
      • ‘Her single act created a spark that inspired an entire civil rights movement.’
      • ‘This has created unrealistic demands on women and has led to a divorce rate of nearly 50 percent.’
      • ‘As each of them look under the table, he screams and bangs his head, creating enough commotion to bring the whole café to his attention.’
      bring about, result in, cause, be the cause of, give rise to, lead to, breed, generate, engender, produce, make, make for, prompt, promote, foster, sow the seeds of, contribute to, stir up, whip up, inspire
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    2. 1.2 (of an actor) originate (a role) by playing a character for the first time.
      ‘Callas created only one role, and that was Eurydice’
      • ‘If she gets back to Broadway, Braxton hopes to originate a role and not just step into a role created by someone else.’
      • ‘In 1846 she created one of the roles in F. Taglioni's staging of Perrot's Pas de quatre.’
      • ‘The three principal actors are thanked for creating wonderfully complex characters with real motivations and emotions.’
      • ‘And here, he creates a fully fleshed-out character with very little dialogue.’
      • ‘Every single one of these actors created a memorable character with their very screen presence.’
      • ‘Resisting the temptation to play her broad too broadly, she creates a surprisingly subtle character, her hair brassy, her heart gold.’
      • ‘And it was fantastic to watch our great actors create such magnificent characters.’
    3. 1.3with object and complement Invest (someone) with a title of nobility.
      ‘he was created a baronet’
      • ‘On returning to England in 1902 he was created Viscount Kitchener and was appointed commander in chief in India.’
      • ‘He was created a baronet in 1885 and elected president of the RA in 1896.’
      • ‘Born in Dublin, the son of the Earl of Shelburne, he was created a marquess for negotiating peace with America after its revolution.’
      • ‘In 1681, sixteen days after the death of the previous holder of the title, he was created earl of Nottingham.’
      • ‘In 1994 she was created a Dame Commander to add to the OBE she was awarded by the Queen in 1987.’
      appoint, make, install as, invest
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  • 2British informal no object Make a fuss; complain.

    ‘little kids create because they hate being ignored’
    protest, grumble, moan, whine, bleat, carp, cavil, lodge a complaint, make a complaint, make a fuss
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘form out of nothing’, used of a divine or supernatural being): from Latin creat- ‘produced’, from the verb creare.

Pronunciation

create

/kriːˈeɪt/