Definition of produce in English:

produce

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Make or manufacture from components or raw materials.

    ‘the company has just produced a luxury version of the aircraft’
    • ‘His system of compounding has led to the building of the most complex locomotives ever produced in quantity.’
    • ‘With annual sales of $550 million, the company also produces private label products for retailers and foodservice.’
    • ‘Button repeated that there were ‘no plans’ to produce Office for Linux.’
    • ‘Even when produced by the same manufacturer, each was subjected to unique alternations.’
    • ‘Q I would like to buy a car that is either produced in the UK or at least has components produced here.’
    • ‘The plant also produces ice cream products for distribution domestically and internationally.’
    • ‘In Ireland it is produced as a by-product of the drugs industry.’
    • ‘Iraq's crippled oil industry produces about two million barrels of oil a day.’
    • ‘The strong yen has made it harder for Japanese manufacturers to sell domestically produced goods overseas.’
    • ‘However, I am aware that much coffee is produced under exploitative working conditions.’
    • ‘By the looks of it it will not be a challenge to motherboard manufacturers to produce these in volume.’
    • ‘GM also produces Chevrolet Blazers and plans to sell Cadillac and Saab models.’
    • ‘The devices would be produced by Asian manufacturers making them inexpensive and quick to deliver.’
    • ‘High fuel costs make commodities more expensive and put a premium on locally produced goods.’
    • ‘The slaves provided the cheap and reliable labour to produce the cheap raw materials.’
    • ‘Most of the Kyoto Satsuma ware was produced for export to Western countries.’
    • ‘It produces practically all the components necessary for its 14 watch companies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The notebook's appearance contradicts comments made earlier this week by BenQ that it was not planning to produce such a machine.’
    • ‘With profits of roughly $425 million, it produces everything from car parts to fridges.’
    • ‘The 7090 and 7091 alloy powders are commercially produced by several companies.’
    • ‘About 746 million litres of wine were produced annually from 314 million vines.’
    • ‘Other car makers have also planned to start producing Audi and Volkswagen cars in the Kingdom this year.’
    • ‘Scotland on Sunday has learnt that the chip, produced by US manufacturer 8X8, is no longer being made.’
    • ‘However, it is under attack from rival products and from generic manufacturers that want to produce much cheaper unbranded pills.’
    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’
      • ‘Bradford University has helped academics in the region produce the highest number of spin-off companies in the country.’
      • ‘This locality has produced the largest and arguably the best quartz crystals from Michigan.’
      • ‘The teeming city of Jakarta produces an estimated 23,400 cubic meters of garbage per day.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘If Lesotho is unable to produce its own raw materials, then it's bye-bye AGOA.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Mr Moroko said sourcing raw materials for fabrics from Asia was costly hence the need for Africa to start producing its own raw materials.’
      • ‘Most of the world's wine regions produce their own sparkling wines, though none, of course, is as famous as Champagne's.’
      • ‘Because Malawi produces no manufactured goods for export, it has an agricultural economy.’
      • ‘The Central Asian region produces 3/4 of the worlds heroin.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘No similar-sized community in any part of the world has produced such a wealth of literature.’
      • ‘Employment and incomes are growing strongly as these regional centres produce for the national and global markets.’
      • ‘On top of that, the district has produced some fine mineral specimens.’
      • ‘Instead of importing every item in exchange for oil, the government is intent on producing its own manufactured products.’
      • ‘At the extreme, the total farmed area could produce our total national energy requirement.’
      • ‘The region produces over 90 per cent of the world's rice supply.’
      • ‘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.’
      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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘As a result, the standard biological healing process produces limited results.’
      • ‘The process produces such key industrial chemicals as ethylene oxide, the simplest epoxide.’
      • ‘The enrichment of the lithospheric mantle could be produced by several processes.’
      • ‘Igneous upwelling in the resultant space between the two continents produced the anomalously thick oceanic crust of the Caribbean Plate.’
      • ‘That's because the chemicals used to produce a glossy finish create a uniform, smooth surface.’
      • ‘The interaction of these particles with the upper atmosphere produces the Aurora.’
      • ‘The disintegration of the nucleus produces one alpha particle.’
      • ‘They work by mimicking the action of neurological chemicals, and plants produce them because they defend against herbivorous predators.’
      • ‘The chemical process that produces ozone can take a few hours so it tends to drift on the wind.’
      • ‘The technique can monitor other pollutants including dust particles or nitrogen dioxide, a greenhouse gas that is produced in car exhaust.’
      • ‘The Browns garden in a wildlife-friendly way, using very few chemicals, and producing their own garden compost and chippings.’
      • ‘These are positive features on the contemporary sea floor produced by biological processes.’
      • ‘A new technique for manufacturing identical bubbles produces foams that look more like crystals than soapsuds.’
      • ‘Cultivated silkworms grown in a controlled environment produce the finest silk fibers.’
      • ‘Other biological processes produce oxygen in large quantities on our planet, and again this is one of the earth's unique qualities.’
      • ‘The prostate is a walnut sized gland near the bladder which produces one of the components of semen.’
      • ‘In contrast, the process of extracting and producing biological pathogens, which are spontaneously generated in nature, is not nearly as demanding.’
      • ‘Out of next to nothing, nature produces something.’
      • ‘That process produces plant material, nearly half of which is carbon.’
    3. 1.3 Make (something) using creative or mental skills.
      ‘the garden where the artist produced many of his flower paintings’
      • ‘Instead they combined their purchases with their own skill and time to produce the things that gave them satisfaction.’
      • ‘Along the same line, you need to look at the time commitment necessary based upon the plan to be produced.’
      • ‘She explained how she became interested in pottery and adeptly showed her skill by producing a small vase.’
      • ‘He used his artistic skills to produce a calendar for the organisation last Christmas.’
      • ‘In the following decade, it is said that Field produced his best and most confident portraits.’
      • ‘Another great bit of the film was seeing how much effort and the type of skills are necessary to produce his works.’
      • ‘You see, rockers are creative guys and often produce their best work when there are emotional pressures in their lives.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘You've got that creative talent, you produce the artistic goods, but what if no-one sees it or hears it?’
      • ‘Entrants will be asked to use their creative skills to produce an eye-catching design to go on a promotional T-shirt.’
      • ‘Do you think that bloggers will increase their research skills in order to produce their own form of journalism?’
      • ‘The process of producing a brick sculpture is very complicated.’
      • ‘None of this bothers me; some of the worst dressers in the world have produced some of the best music.’
      • ‘Why not define a priori knowledge outright as knowledge which is produced by processes which do not involve perceptual mechanisms?’
      • ‘The original Japanese print of today - in which the artist alone conceives and produces the print - is the descendant of the creative print.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Several years ago Enterprise Ireland produced a 700,0000 euro plan detailing a radical over haul of the sector.’
      • ‘It makes me feel good to be supporting creative artists who produce quality work.’
      • ‘The book has been widely accepted in English classes with many students producing creative response pieces that beautifully detailed their involvement with the novel.’
      • ‘David deserves congratulation for combining two genres and, in the process, producing a serious study which is immensely enjoyable.’
      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’
    • ‘Taiwan's democratization process has produced the world's only Chinese democracy.’
    • ‘The keen-fingered will have clicked it to produce a bigger version.’
    • ‘This faith is an effective faith that produces results!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By the transactions I mean the acts in law that had to be effected in order to produce the end result desired.’
    • ‘At a rain-lashed Victoria Park, City produced one of their best showings of this campaign and fully deserved their point.’
    • ‘I don't want to produce a situation that I have a crisis for smokers who are in prison.’
    • ‘This outlook produces limited results that do not really challenge conventional wisdom or official society at the deepest levels.’
    • ‘Thus, a wide variety of plant chemical compounds produce diuresis in mammals.’
    • ‘Fluids that get trapped in eye tissue can trigger puffiness, while excess fat in the area can produce a permanent puffy look.’
    • ‘In its report, the World Bank notes that economic growth is producing a ‘spectacular’ decline in poverty in East and South Asia…’
    • ‘The function produces the smallest integer that's greater than the given number.’
    • ‘The alternative should be rejected if the result was to produce a situation in which there was discrimination on the grounds of sex.’
    • ‘There is still controversy and ongoing investigation as to which drug produces the best results.’
    • ‘Square, rectangular and other regular sections can also be produced by this process.’
    • ‘The USS clubs in our area have produced some of the finest swimmers in the world.’
    • ‘Your web site produces some of the very the best analysis out there!’
    • ‘In New Zealand, conversely, the Treaty of Waitangi process has produced much less controversy.’
    • ‘Jacques Derrida has argued that translation always produces both a surplus of meaning and a debt.’
    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’
    • ‘He would not be suspended, provided he produced evidence of his withdrawal to police management.’
    • ‘However, no witness told me that and no copy of an original form of Acknowledgment of Order was produced for my inspection.’
    • ‘To this end, aggregated statements were produced on an irregular basis.’
    • ‘In certain situations an individual can be compelled to produce material for inspection by, or surrender to, the police.’
    • ‘A document was produced which it was convenient, although inaccurate, to call " the indictment".’
    • ‘The barrister is obliged to produce the records for inspection to an authorised revenue official at the barrister's place of work.’
    • ‘There was other circumstantial evidence also produced at trial.’
    • ‘Parker responded by saying he would take them all, returned to his car and produced a 25-inch metal bar.’
    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 documentary has been produced by DoubleBand Film Productions and is due to be shown in October.’
    • ‘Sumptuous screen epics like " Sodom and Gomorrah " and " The Slave Queen " were produced under this banner.’
    • ‘Having appeared in and produced numerous films and tv dramas in the US he will become the new consultant, Harry Harper.’
    • ‘The show, a primetime miniseries produced by the Brazilian network O Globo, began in January.’
    • ‘Despite the many bureaucratic and financial obstacles, they succeeded in filming and producing the film.’
    • ‘In recent times Robin also produced films for the BBC Natural History Unit and the Discovery Channel.’
    • ‘Films produced under these conditions are often technically and artistically flawed.’
    • ‘One of them was based solely on the technical aspects of producing an Indiana Jones film.’
    • ‘The documentary, directed and produced by Jeremy Bristow, was originally shown on BBC FOUR last year.’
    • ‘She also contributed her talents to the Cross and Passion College in Kilcullen when they were producing the musical Oklahoma.’
    • ‘Theatrcial versions have been produced in England, Australia, Germany, Malta and Japan.’
    • ‘The Great Lakes Service presently produce a twice weekly soap opera that often deals with issues around HIV / Aids.’
    • ‘The two concerts will be produced and broadcast live by BBC television and radio across the UK and the world.’
    • ‘After producing a few so-so musicals, Ziegfeld had a brief marriage to singer Anna Held.’
    • ‘Six years later, Miller would produce the BBC Television Shakespeare adaptation.’
    • ‘Five short films will also be broadcast next week, all produced by BBC Wales.’
    • ‘All these channels simply had no creative staff left to produce bogus news.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The group also plans to produce an English-language version of the film to be shown in the Philippines in January.’
    • ‘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 Belfast agency behind the government's television road-safety campaigns honed its advertising skills by producing anti-terror commercials in Northern Ireland.’
    • ‘Members plan to produce a Golden Jubilee production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.’
    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.
      • ‘He was producing an album for me, "Got to Get You Into My Life," through Hugh's label.’
      • ‘Mick Jones has produced the two albums recorded by The Libertines, part of today's generation of angry young musicians.’
      • ‘Only the records that Timbaland has produced sound different.’
      • ‘We have the equipment and skills to produce good music, but we are naïve as to how to get known within the industry.’
      • ‘The CD, produced in conjunction with Foxglove Records of Rawdon, features organ and classical favourites.’
      • ‘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.’
  • 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’
    • ‘I hope I can make people aware of what we have in Scotland - great, natural, home-grown produce.’
    • ‘It led to disaster when the value of agricultural land and produce slumped in the postwar period, after 1815.’
    • ‘Our strength has always been in the produce department - our name was known for salad dressings before we introduced Veggie Dip.’
    • ‘When customers enter the Ralphs supermarket, they see a sign announcing how many different fruits and vegetables the produce department has on hand.’
    • ‘He always had bran, pollard, hay and chaff on hand and would pay the highest prices for dairy produce.’
    • ‘At the market, women from the mountain villages spread agricultural produce under the trees.’
    • ‘According to head chef Paul Higgins, it's all about locally sourced produce and letting the natural flavours speak for themselves.’
    • ‘The President pleads for agricultural produce and self-sufficiency.’
    • ‘Eastbrook Farms Organic Meat from Bishopstone, near Swindon, were selling their produce fast food style in a new venture.’
    • ‘As of now, there is no facility to predict trends in marketing agricultural produce.’
    • ‘Fresh produce, dairy products, baked goods and meats of all cuts are always available.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Not all the natural produce picked in Nelson was rationed.’
    • ‘FAO was created for the purpose, inter alia, of improving efficiency in the production of food and agricultural produce.’
    • ‘Dairy produce has been in and out of favour for decades.’
    • ‘We do find some local produce, mainly dairy and vegetable products, which we always make an effort to get.’
    • ‘The function of the weighbridge was to weigh loads of agricultural produce such as hay, straw or turnips.’
    • ‘Firstly, you should be very careful with diets which require you to avoid a certain food group, eg, dairy produce.’
    • ‘He said it is essential to command consumer confidence in Irish food produce if the agriculture sector is to prosper.’
    • ‘At this time the long list of exported goods was dominated by agricultural produce - notably wool, grain and salt.’
    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/