Definition of 'engender'
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The removal of the cameras also engendered a feeling that drivers were no longer being persecuted. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Divide into pairs to discuss the feelings engendered by this exercise. 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)Negative feelings are engendered when patients try to get effective treatment - only to be disappointed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It can engender feelings of sympathy or pity, outrage and disgust. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If the venture does fold, your debt to him could engender bad feeling. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)They will be people who work hard, get to the solution and engender confidence and trust. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was vital to engender inner confidence and self-awareness to help people appear natural and authentic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is an illness like any other and should engender the same feelings of sympathy, understanding and support. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He had always defended his players in public, which has engendered a sense of trust, commitment and mutual respect. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If we heard it once, we heard it a hundred times: the inquiry needed to engender confidence in victims and the public. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Gardening seems to engender a sense of accomplishment, which in turn boosts self-confidence and helps us to deal with other aspects of life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I know they can engender feelings of something approaching despair in many parents, simply because there's so much time to fill. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'engender'
British English: engender VERB
If someone or something engenders a particular feeling, atmosphere, or situation, they cause it to occur.
It helps engender a sense of common humanity.
Definition of engender from the Collins English Dictionary
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