- vt. 生产；引起；创作
- n. 农产品，产品
- vi. 生产，创作
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- produce:  To produce something is etymologically to ‘lead it forward’, a meaning still discernible beneath the veil of metaphor that clothes the modern English word’s range of meanings. It comes from Latin prōdūcere, a compound verb formed from the prefix prō- ‘forward’ and dūcere ‘lead’ (source of English duct, duke, educate, introduce, etc).
=> duct, duke, educate, induce, introduce
- produce (v.)
- early 15c., "develop, proceed, extend," from Latin producere "lead or bring forth, draw out," figuratively "to promote, empower; stretch out, extend," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + ducere "to bring, lead" (see duke). Sense of "bring into being" is first recorded 1510s; that of "put (a play) on stage" is from 1580s. Related: Produced; producing.
- produce (n.)
- "thing or things produced," 1690s, from produce (v.), and originally accented like it. Specific sense of "agricultural productions" (as distinguished from manufactured goods) is from 1745.
- 1. It will produce electricity more cheaply than a nuclear plant.
- 2. The formalization of co-operation between the republics would produce progress.
- 3. Usually a woman's breasts produce milk spontaneously after the birth.
- 4. Of course, not all alcoholics and drug abusers produce deviant offspring.
- 5. Spending could outrun the capacity of businesses to produce the goods.
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