To produce is to create, manufacture, or cultivate. We rely on agriculture to produce food and artists to produce art.

As a noun, produce (accented first syllable) is the product of gardening: fruits and vegetables. The verb form of this word (accented last syllable) has several meanings, all related to making, creating, bringing forth, or raising. At the airport, you might be asked to produce (show) some identification. To produce results is to get a job done or to have something to show for your work. To produce children is to give birth to them or raise them.

Primary Meanings of produce

bring forth or yield
fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
Full Definitions of produce

v bring forth or yield

“The tree would not produce fruit”
bring forth
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bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have
cause to be born
produce spores
crank out, grind out
produce in a routine or monotonous manner
produce naturally
give birth to twins
give birth; used for animals
give birth to a foal
give birth to cubs
have kittens
give birth to a lamb
give birth to a litter of animals
pup, whelp
farrow, pig
give birth
have fawns
calve, have young
bear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven
be pregnant with
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create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

acquire, develop, get, grow
acquire, develop, evolve
gain through experience
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feather, fledge
grow feathers
grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption
develop suddenly
sprout, stock
put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
stool, tiller
grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers
produce leaves, of plants
produce pods, of plants
grow teeth; cut the baby teeth
develop into a pupa
get up, work up
have grow through the gums
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undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v create or manufacture a man-made product

“We produce more cars than we can sell”
create, make
create, make
create by artistic means
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cause to procreate (animals)
make over, redo, refashion, remake
make new
produce synthetically, artificially, or stereotypically and unoriginally
produce below capacity or demand
to create or manufacture a specific amount
pulsate, pulse
produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses
clap together, clap up, slap together
make hastily and carelessly
custom-make, customise, customize, tailor-make
make to specifications
dummy, dummy up
make a dummy of
turn out
produce quickly or regularly, usually with machinery
make by machinery
churn out
produce something at a fast rate
produce in excess
produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
put out
put out considerable effort
create laminate by bonding sheets of material with a bonding material
produce or distribute illegally
produce (energy)
generate, give, render, return, yield
give or supply
extrude, squeeze out
form or shape by forcing through an opening
extract (metals) by heating
make a copy or equivalent of
preassemble, prefabricate
to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings
fudge together, throw together
produce shoddily, without much attention to detail
print, publish
put into print
make or construct
make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset
burn, cut
create by duplicating data
mongrelise, mongrelize
cause to become a mongrel
cross, crossbreed, hybridise, hybridize, interbreed
breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
recast, reforge, remodel
cast or model anew
double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate
make or do or perform again
make a duplicate or duplicates of
reproduce threefold
reproduce fourfold
reissue, reprint
print anew
photocopy, run off, xerox
reproduce by xerography
play back, replay
reproduce (a recording) on a recorder
copy, imitate, simulate
reproduce someone's behavior or looks
publish again
publish in a gazette
take an impression of a person's fingerprints
make into a print

v cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

“The Bordeaux region produces great red wines”
“They produce good ham in Parma”
farm, grow, raise
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bear (a crop)
produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted
keep, move, or drive animals
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foster the growth of

v cause to happen, occur or exist

“This procedure produces a curious effect”
“These chemicals produce a noxious vapor”
bring about, give rise
induce, induct
produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
lead, leave, result
have as a result or residue
tend to or result in
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v bring out for display

“The proud father produced many pictures of his baby”
bring forth
turn on
produce suddenly or automatically
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display, exhibit, expose
to show, make visible or apparent

v bring onto the market or release

produce a movie”
produce a new play”
bring on, bring out
produce or introduce on the stage

n fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market

garden truck, green goods, green groceries
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edible fruit
edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
veg, vegetable, veggie
edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
any green goods that are good to eat
julienne, julienne vegetable
a vegetable cut into thin strips (usually used as a garnish)
rabbit food, raw vegetable
an uncooked vegetable
the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
any of various herbaceous plants whose leaves or stems or flowers are cooked and used for food or seasoning
green, greens, leafy vegetable
any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
solanaceous vegetable
any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon
root vegetable
any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
pieplant, rhubarb
long pinkish sour leafstalks usually eaten cooked and sweetened
cruciferous vegetable
a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable
cucumber, cuke
cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons
artichoke, globe artichoke
a thistlelike flower head with edible fleshy leaves and heart
artichoke heart
the tender fleshy center of the immature artichoke flower
edible young shoots of the asparagus plant
bamboo shoot
edible young shoots of bamboo
an aromatic flavorful vegetable
related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves
only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes
stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning
gumbo, okra
long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi
usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn
earthnut, truffle
edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber
fruit (especially peach) whose flesh does not adhere to the pit
cling, clingstone
fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
fruit that has fallen from the tree
fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
lansa, lansat, lanseh, lanset
East Indian tart yellow berrylike fruit
carambola, star fruit
deeply ridged yellow-brown tropical fruit; used raw as a vegetable or in salad or when fully ripe as a dessert
ceriman, monstera
tropical cylindrical fruit resembling a pinecone with pineapple-banana flavor
carissa plum, natal plum
edible scarlet plumlike fruit of a South African plant
citrous fruit, citrus, citrus fruit
any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
tangelo, ugli, ugli fruit
large sweet juicy hybrid between tangerine and grapefruit having a thick wrinkled skin
downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach
downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh
a variety or mutation of the peach that has a smooth skin
highly colored edible fruit of pitahaya cactus having bright red juice; often as large as a peach
any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit
dried fruit
fruit preserved by drying
fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried
ananas, pineapple
large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated
anchovy pear, river pear
West Indian fruit resembling the mango; often pickled
elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh
passion fruit
egg-shaped tropical fruit of certain passionflower vines; used for sherbets and confectionery and drinks
a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts
jack, jackfruit, jak
immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted
canistel, eggfruit
ovoid orange-yellow mealy sweet fruit of Florida and West Indies
any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh
a red fruit with a single hard stone
coco plum, cocoa plum, icaco
plum-shaped whitish to almost black fruit used for preserves; tropical American
any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters
custard apple
the fruit of any of several tropical American trees of the genus Annona having soft edible pulp
papaw, pawpaw
fruit with yellow flesh; related to custard apples
large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh
kai apple
South African fruit smelling and tasting like apricots; used for pickles and preserves
ketembilla, kitambilla, kitembilla
maroon-purple gooseberry-like fruit of India having tart-sweet purple pulp used especially for preserves
ackee, akee
red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe
huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts
feijoa, pineapple guava
dark-green kiwi-sized tropical fruit with white flesh; used chiefly for jellies and preserves
Spanish lime, genip
round one-inch Caribbean fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp; eaten like grapes
genipap, genipap fruit
a succulent orange-sized tropical fruit with a thick rind
Chinese gooseberry, kiwi, kiwi fruit
fuzzy brown egg-shaped fruit with slightly tart green flesh
Japanese plum, loquat
yellow olive-sized semitropical fruit with a large free stone and relatively little flesh; used for jellies
two- to three-inch tropical fruit with juicy flesh suggestive of both peaches and pineapples
large oval tropical fruit having smooth skin, juicy aromatic pulp, and a large hairy seed
sapodilla, sapodilla plum, sapota
tropical fruit with a rough brownish skin and very sweet brownish pulp
mammee, marmalade plum, sapote
brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet
tamarind, tamarindo
large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys
aguacate, alligator pear, avocado, avocado pear
a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed
sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed
berrylike fruit of an elder used for e.g. wines and jellies
tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies
purplish tropical fruit
hog plum, yellow mombin
yellow oval tropical fruit
hog plum, wild plum
fruit of the wild plum of southern United States
tough-skinned purple grapelike tropical fruit grown in Brazil
Chinese date, Chinese jujube, jujube
dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
leechee, lichee, lichi, litchee, litchi, litchi nut, lychee
Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried
dragon's eye, longanberry
Asian fruit similar to litchi
mamey, mammee, mammee apple
globular or ovoid tropical fruit with thick russet leathery rind and juicy yellow or reddish flesh
tropical fruit from the Philippines having a mass of small seeds embedded in sweetish white pulp
crabapple-like fruit used for preserves
a South African globular fruit with brown leathery skin and pithy flesh having a sweet-acid taste
sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics
hybrid between plum and apricot
large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind
prickly pear
round or pear-shaped spiny fruit of any of various prickly pear cacti
small berrylike fruit
Barbados gooseberry, blade apple
small yellow to orange fruit of the Barbados gooseberry cactus used in desserts and preserves and jellies
native peach, quandang, quandong, quantong
red Australian fruit; used for dessert or in jam
aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves
rambotan, rambutan
pleasantly acid bright red oval Malayan fruit covered with soft spines
pulasan, pulassan
fruit of an East Indian tree similar to the rambutan but sweeter
rose apple
fragrant oval yellowish tropical fruit used in jellies and confections
sorb, sorb apple
acid gritty-textured fruit
sour gourd
acid-tasting Australian gourd-like fruit with a woody rind and large seeds
monkey bread, sour gourd
African gourd-like fruit with edible pulp
Florence fennel, fennel, finocchio
aromatic bulbous stem base eaten cooked or raw in salads
Type of:
food, solid food
any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment

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