procreate

To procreate is to reproduce. In other words, to procreate is a more formal way of saying "making babies."

Notice the word create in procreate? That's a clue that this word is about making something, in this case, making more creatures. People procreate by having sex and then children. Birds procreate when they lay eggs. Plants procreate asexually — without sex. Sometimes it's difficult to convince pandas to procreate in zoos. All forms of procreating result in more critters like the originals. Your parents procreated, or you wouldn't be here.

Definitions of procreate
1

v have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

“The Bible tells people to procreate
Synonyms:
multiply, reproduce
Types:
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propagate
multiply sexually or asexually
fructify, set
bear fruit
breed, multiply
have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
brood, cover, hatch, incubate
sit on (eggs)
vegetate
propagate asexually
pullulate
breed freely and abundantly
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

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