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  1. en·gen·der
    IPA[ənˈjendər]
  2. verb

    • 1. cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition):

      the issue engendered continuing controversy
    • 2. (of a father) beget (offspring).

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: engender, 3rd person present: engenders, gerund or present participle: engendering, past tense: engendered, past participle: engendered

    • verb

      cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition):

      (of a father) beget (offspring).

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