reproduce

To reproduce is to make more, either by having babies or creating copies. Parents and copy machines both reproduce.

To produce is "to make something," and re means “again,” so reproduce literally means to “produce again.” When animals and plants make more of their own kind, they reproduce. Plants reproduce asexually, and people reproduce through childbirth. You can also reproduce a book by printing more copies or a computer file by copying it. Reproducing always creates more of something.

Definitions of reproduce
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v make a copy or equivalent of

reproduce the painting”
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double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate
make or do or perform again
duplicate
make a duplicate or duplicates of
triplicate
reproduce threefold
quadruplicate
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
fingerprint
take an impression of a person's fingerprints
print
make into a print
conform to, follow
behave in accordance or in agreement with
mock
imitate with mockery and derision
copy, replicate
reproduce or make an exact copy of
recapitulate
repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
geminate, reduplicate
form by reduplication
microcopy
photocopy printed or other graphic matter so that it is reduced in size
photostat
make a copy by means of a Photostat device
take off
mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner
mime, mimic
imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect
model, pattern
plan or create according to a model or models
follow, take after
imitate in behavior; take as a model
lithograph
make by lithography
silkscreen
print by silkscreen
stencil
mark or print with a stencil
engrave, etch
carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
etch
make an etching of
emulate
strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
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create, make, produce
create or manufacture a man-made product

v recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.

“this DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well”
“He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait”
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catch, get
apprehend and reproduce accurately
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re-create
form anew in the imagination; recollect and re-form in the mind

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

Synonyms:
multiply, procreate
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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
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create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v repeat after memorization

Synonyms:
regurgitate
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echo, repeat
to say again or imitate

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