Definition of produce in US English:

produce

verb

[with object]
  • 1Make or manufacture from components or raw materials.

    ‘the company has just produced a luxury version of the aircraft’
    • ‘The slaves provided the cheap and reliable labour to produce the cheap raw materials.’
    • ‘The plant also produces ice cream products for distribution domestically and internationally.’
    • ‘Button repeated that there were ‘no plans’ to produce Office for Linux.’
    • ‘The 7090 and 7091 alloy powders are commercially produced by several companies.’
    • ‘His system of compounding has led to the building of the most complex locomotives ever produced in quantity.’
    • ‘Other car makers have also planned to start producing Audi and Volkswagen cars in the Kingdom this year.’
    • ‘The devices would be produced by Asian manufacturers making them inexpensive and quick to deliver.’
    • ‘Most of the Kyoto Satsuma ware was produced for export to Western countries.’
    • ‘Q I would like to buy a car that is either produced in the UK or at least has components produced here.’
    • ‘The notebook's appearance contradicts comments made earlier this week by BenQ that it was not planning to produce such a machine.’
    • ‘Iraq's crippled oil industry produces about two million barrels of oil a day.’
    • ‘Scotland on Sunday has learnt that the chip, produced by US manufacturer 8X8, is no longer being made.’
    • ‘The strong yen has made it harder for Japanese manufacturers to sell domestically produced goods overseas.’
    • ‘It produces practically all the components necessary for its 14 watch companies.’
    • ‘With profits of roughly $425 million, it produces everything from car parts to fridges.’
    • ‘With annual sales of $550 million, the company also produces private label products for retailers and foodservice.’
    • ‘Its design was said to make it safe to fly though hard to fly with skill and during its 20 years of manufacture around 9,000 were produced.’
    • ‘Even when produced by the same manufacturer, each was subjected to unique alternations.’
    • ‘By the looks of it it will not be a challenge to motherboard manufacturers to produce these in volume.’
    • ‘In Ireland it is produced as a by-product of the drugs industry.’
    • ‘However, it is under attack from rival products and from generic manufacturers that want to produce much cheaper unbranded pills.’
    • ‘About 746 million litres of wine were produced annually from 314 million vines.’
    • ‘High fuel costs make commodities more expensive and put a premium on locally produced goods.’
    • ‘GM also produces Chevrolet Blazers and plans to sell Cadillac and Saab models.’
    • ‘However, I am aware that much coffee is produced under exploitative working conditions.’
    manufacture, make, construct, build, fabricate, put together, assemble, turn out, bring out, process, create
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    1. 1.1 (of a region, country, or process) yield, grow, or supply.
      ‘the California vineyards produce excellent wines’
      • ‘If Lesotho is unable to produce its own raw materials, then it's bye-bye AGOA.’
      • ‘The teeming city of Jakarta produces an estimated 23,400 cubic meters of garbage per day.’
      • ‘The Central Asian region produces 3/4 of the worlds heroin.’
      • ‘It was confirmed in Brazil by the World Health Organisation in three outbreaks on farms producing the country's main species of Pacific white shrimp.’
      • ‘The towns produced everything from tempered steel and porcelain to cotton and leather goods.’
      • ‘In a land producing the highest number of movies, anything about movies is news.’
      • ‘This locality has produced the largest and arguably the best quartz crystals from Michigan.’
      • ‘Bradford University has helped academics in the region produce the highest number of spin-off companies in the country.’
      • ‘Although the biggest oil market in the world produces its own crude it is also a big importer from the Middle East and South America.’
      • ‘Most of the world's wine regions produce their own sparkling wines, though none, of course, is as famous as Champagne's.’
      • ‘The region produces over 90 per cent of the world's rice supply.’
      • ‘At the extreme, the total farmed area could produce our total national energy requirement.’
      • ‘Mr Moroko said sourcing raw materials for fabrics from Asia was costly hence the need for Africa to start producing its own raw materials.’
      • ‘No similar-sized community in any part of the world has produced such a wealth of literature.’
      • ‘Instead of importing every item in exchange for oil, the government is intent on producing its own manufactured products.’
      • ‘Because Malawi produces no manufactured goods for export, it has an agricultural economy.’
      • ‘The porridge crop was less valuable than the cereal, and fallowing meant that at any one time one-third to one-half of all arable land was producing nothing.’
      • ‘Employment and incomes are growing strongly as these regional centres produce for the national and global markets.’
      • ‘The area is probably producing the most brookite from a quartz-crystal deposit at present, though it is hard to find any good ones for sale.’
      • ‘On top of that, the district has produced some fine mineral specimens.’
      yield, grow, give, supply, provide, furnish, bear, bring forth
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    2. 1.2 Create or form (something) as part of a physical, biological, or chemical process.
      ‘the plant produces blue flowers in late autumn’
      • ‘The disintegration of the nucleus produces one alpha particle.’
      • ‘Me, I'm happy to watch the oaks as they slowly unfold the last of their leaf canopy and begin the long process of producing a new crop of acorns.’
      • ‘The chemical process that produces ozone can take a few hours so it tends to drift on the wind.’
      • ‘That's because the chemicals used to produce a glossy finish create a uniform, smooth surface.’
      • ‘Cultivated silkworms grown in a controlled environment produce the finest silk fibers.’
      • ‘The process produces such key industrial chemicals as ethylene oxide, the simplest epoxide.’
      • ‘The prostate is a walnut sized gland near the bladder which produces one of the components of semen.’
      • ‘The enrichment of the lithospheric mantle could be produced by several processes.’
      • ‘That process produces plant material, nearly half of which is carbon.’
      • ‘Igneous upwelling in the resultant space between the two continents produced the anomalously thick oceanic crust of the Caribbean Plate.’
      • ‘Other biological processes produce oxygen in large quantities on our planet, and again this is one of the earth's unique qualities.’
      • ‘As a result, the standard biological healing process produces limited results.’
      • ‘These are positive features on the contemporary sea floor produced by biological processes.’
      • ‘The technique can monitor other pollutants including dust particles or nitrogen dioxide, a greenhouse gas that is produced in car exhaust.’
      • ‘A new technique for manufacturing identical bubbles produces foams that look more like crystals than soapsuds.’
      • ‘The interaction of these particles with the upper atmosphere produces the Aurora.’
      • ‘In contrast, the process of extracting and producing biological pathogens, which are spontaneously generated in nature, is not nearly as demanding.’
      • ‘They work by mimicking the action of neurological chemicals, and plants produce them because they defend against herbivorous predators.’
      • ‘The Browns garden in a wildlife-friendly way, using very few chemicals, and producing their own garden compost and chippings.’
      • ‘Out of next to nothing, nature produces something.’
    3. 1.3 Make (something) using creative or mental skills.
      ‘the garden where the artist produced many of his flower paintings’
      • ‘The original Japanese print of today - in which the artist alone conceives and produces the print - is the descendant of the creative print.’
      • ‘He used his artistic skills to produce a calendar for the organisation last Christmas.’
      • ‘None of this bothers me; some of the worst dressers in the world have produced some of the best music.’
      • ‘In the following decade, it is said that Field produced his best and most confident portraits.’
      • ‘You see, rockers are creative guys and often produce their best work when there are emotional pressures in their lives.’
      • ‘The book has been widely accepted in English classes with many students producing creative response pieces that beautifully detailed their involvement with the novel.’
      • ‘The process of producing the art work gives both pleasure and satisfaction whether spending a whole day painting one picture or taking a series of photos.’
      • ‘Another great bit of the film was seeing how much effort and the type of skills are necessary to produce his works.’
      • ‘She explained how she became interested in pottery and adeptly showed her skill by producing a small vase.’
      • ‘Along the same line, you need to look at the time commitment necessary based upon the plan to be produced.’
      • ‘Entrants will be asked to use their creative skills to produce an eye-catching design to go on a promotional T-shirt.’
      • ‘It makes me feel good to be supporting creative artists who produce quality work.’
      • ‘Do you think that bloggers will increase their research skills in order to produce their own form of journalism?’
      • ‘Instead they combined their purchases with their own skill and time to produce the things that gave them satisfaction.’
      • ‘Several years ago Enterprise Ireland produced a 700,0000 euro plan detailing a radical over haul of the sector.’
      • ‘The creative ability of these artists to produce the music we love, combined with the time and energy they spend throughout that process is in itself priceless.’
      • ‘The process of producing a brick sculpture is very complicated.’
      • ‘You've got that creative talent, you produce the artistic goods, but what if no-one sees it or hears it?’
      • ‘David deserves congratulation for combining two genres and, in the process, producing a serious study which is immensely enjoyable.’
      • ‘Why not define a priori knowledge outright as knowledge which is produced by processes which do not involve perceptual mechanisms?’
      create, compose, originate, develop, fashion, turn out
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  • 2Cause (a particular result or situation) to happen or come into existence.

    ‘no conventional drugs had produced any significant change’
    • ‘The Cold War competition to explore space produced a few other surprises, not all of them pleasant.’
    • ‘But parents need to monitor treatments to make sure the drugs are not producing a dangerous effect.’
    • ‘The USS clubs in our area have produced some of the finest swimmers in the world.’
    • ‘Jacques Derrida has argued that translation always produces both a surplus of meaning and a debt.’
    • ‘The keen-fingered will have clicked it to produce a bigger version.’
    • ‘Square, rectangular and other regular sections can also be produced by this process.’
    • ‘In its report, the World Bank notes that economic growth is producing a ‘spectacular’ decline in poverty in East and South Asia…’
    • ‘At a rain-lashed Victoria Park, City produced one of their best showings of this campaign and fully deserved their point.’
    • ‘Taiwan's democratization process has produced the world's only Chinese democracy.’
    • ‘By the transactions I mean the acts in law that had to be effected in order to produce the end result desired.’
    • ‘In New Zealand, conversely, the Treaty of Waitangi process has produced much less controversy.’
    • ‘The alternative should be rejected if the result was to produce a situation in which there was discrimination on the grounds of sex.’
    • ‘I don't want to produce a situation that I have a crisis for smokers who are in prison.’
    • ‘Your web site produces some of the very the best analysis out there!’
    • ‘There is still controversy and ongoing investigation as to which drug produces the best results.’
    • ‘This outlook produces limited results that do not really challenge conventional wisdom or official society at the deepest levels.’
    • ‘The function produces the smallest integer that's greater than the given number.’
    • ‘Fluids that get trapped in eye tissue can trigger puffiness, while excess fat in the area can produce a permanent puffy look.’
    • ‘This faith is an effective faith that produces results!’
    • ‘Thus, a wide variety of plant chemical compounds produce diuresis in mammals.’
    give rise to, bring about, cause, occasion, generate, engender, lead to, result in, effect, induce, initiate, start, set off
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  • 3Show or provide (something) for consideration, inspection, or use.

    ‘he produced a sheet of paper from his pocket’
    • ‘Parker responded by saying he would take them all, returned to his car and produced a 25-inch metal bar.’
    • ‘However, no witness told me that and no copy of an original form of Acknowledgment of Order was produced for my inspection.’
    • ‘There was other circumstantial evidence also produced at trial.’
    • ‘The barrister is obliged to produce the records for inspection to an authorised revenue official at the barrister's place of work.’
    • ‘A document was produced which it was convenient, although inaccurate, to call " the indictment".’
    • ‘To this end, aggregated statements were produced on an irregular basis.’
    • ‘He would not be suspended, provided he produced evidence of his withdrawal to police management.’
    • ‘In certain situations an individual can be compelled to produce material for inspection by, or surrender to, the police.’
    present, offer, proffer, show, display, exhibit
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  • 4Administer the financial and managerial aspects of (a movie or broadcast) or the staging of (a play, opera, etc.).

    • ‘The Great Lakes Service presently produce a twice weekly soap opera that often deals with issues around HIV / Aids.’
    • ‘Theatrcial versions have been produced in England, Australia, Germany, Malta and Japan.’
    • ‘The documentary, directed and produced by Jeremy Bristow, was originally shown on BBC FOUR last year.’
    • ‘After producing a few so-so musicals, Ziegfeld had a brief marriage to singer Anna Held.’
    • ‘As Philip Elliott has observed, one of the key skills in producing popular television is the ability to empathize with audience groups of which one is not oneself a member.’
    • ‘The documentary has been produced by DoubleBand Film Productions and is due to be shown in October.’
    • ‘Despite the many bureaucratic and financial obstacles, they succeeded in filming and producing the film.’
    • ‘Members plan to produce a Golden Jubilee production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.’
    • ‘Films produced under these conditions are often technically and artistically flawed.’
    • ‘In recent times Robin also produced films for the BBC Natural History Unit and the Discovery Channel.’
    • ‘The two concerts will be produced and broadcast live by BBC television and radio across the UK and the world.’
    • ‘She also contributed her talents to the Cross and Passion College in Kilcullen when they were producing the musical Oklahoma.’
    • ‘Having appeared in and produced numerous films and tv dramas in the US he will become the new consultant, Harry Harper.’
    • ‘All these channels simply had no creative staff left to produce bogus news.’
    • ‘The show, a primetime miniseries produced by the Brazilian network O Globo, began in January.’
    • ‘Six years later, Miller would produce the BBC Television Shakespeare adaptation.’
    • ‘One of them was based solely on the technical aspects of producing an Indiana Jones film.’
    • ‘The group also plans to produce an English-language version of the film to be shown in the Philippines in January.’
    • ‘The Belfast agency behind the government's television road-safety campaigns honed its advertising skills by producing anti-terror commercials in Northern Ireland.’
    • ‘This is not to say that the USA is bad at producing sitcoms - far from it, for since the late 1970s they have proved to be masters of the genre, generating arguably the best examples in the world.’
    • ‘Sumptuous screen epics like " Sodom and Gomorrah " and " The Slave Queen " were produced under this banner.’
    • ‘Five short films will also be broadcast next week, all produced by BBC Wales.’
    stage, put on, mount, present, put before the public, show, perform
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    1. 4.1 Supervise the making of (a musical recording), especially by determining the overall sound.
      • ‘Mick Jones has produced the two albums recorded by The Libertines, part of today's generation of angry young musicians.’
      • ‘The School are in the process of producing a CD which will contain original hymns to and about St. Attracta and prayers to her and an oral account of her life.’
      • ‘We have the equipment and skills to produce good music, but we are naïve as to how to get known within the industry.’
      • ‘He was producing an album for me, "Got to Get You Into My Life," through Hugh's label.’
      • ‘The CD, produced in conjunction with Foxglove Records of Rawdon, features organ and classical favourites.’
      • ‘Only the records that Timbaland has produced sound different.’
  • 5Geometry
    dated Extend or continue (a line)

    ‘one side of the triangle was produced’

noun

  • Things that have been produced or grown, especially by farming.

    ‘dairy produce’
    • ‘According to head chef Paul Higgins, it's all about locally sourced produce and letting the natural flavours speak for themselves.’
    • ‘We do find some local produce, mainly dairy and vegetable products, which we always make an effort to get.’
    • ‘The President pleads for agricultural produce and self-sufficiency.’
    • ‘Fresh produce, dairy products, baked goods and meats of all cuts are always available.’
    • ‘The function of the weighbridge was to weigh loads of agricultural produce such as hay, straw or turnips.’
    • ‘At this time the long list of exported goods was dominated by agricultural produce - notably wool, grain and salt.’
    • ‘He said it is essential to command consumer confidence in Irish food produce if the agriculture sector is to prosper.’
    • ‘He always had bran, pollard, hay and chaff on hand and would pay the highest prices for dairy produce.’
    • ‘FAO was created for the purpose, inter alia, of improving efficiency in the production of food and agricultural produce.’
    • ‘Firstly, you should be very careful with diets which require you to avoid a certain food group, eg, dairy produce.’
    • ‘I hope I can make people aware of what we have in Scotland - great, natural, home-grown produce.’
    • ‘Our strength has always been in the produce department - our name was known for salad dressings before we introduced Veggie Dip.’
    • ‘Not all the natural produce picked in Nelson was rationed.’
    • ‘When customers enter the Ralphs supermarket, they see a sign announcing how many different fruits and vegetables the produce department has on hand.’
    • ‘The difference is that you can still make a living from growing and selling Spain's natural produce while Scotland's is at the mercy of the big chains.’
    • ‘As of now, there is no facility to predict trends in marketing agricultural produce.’
    • ‘Eastbrook Farms Organic Meat from Bishopstone, near Swindon, were selling their produce fast food style in a new venture.’
    • ‘At the market, women from the mountain villages spread agricultural produce under the trees.’
    • ‘Dairy produce has been in and out of favour for decades.’
    • ‘It led to disaster when the value of agricultural land and produce slumped in the postwar period, after 1815.’
    food, foodstuff, foodstuffs
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Origin

Late Middle English (in produce (sense 3 of the verb)): from Latin producere, from pro- ‘forward’ + ducere ‘to lead’. Current noun senses date from the late 17th century.

Pronunciation

produce

/prəˈd(j)us/