Definition of


  1. (verb, creation) make or cause to be or to become
    create a furor
  2. (verb, creation) create or manufacture a man-made product
    The company has been making toys for two centuries
  3. (verb, creation) create by artistic means
    Schoenberg created twelve-tone music
    Picasso created Cubism
    Auden made verses
  4. (verb, creation) pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity
  5. (verb, creation) bring into existence
    He created a new movement in painting
  6. (verb, social) invest with a new title, office, or rank

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Synonyms of Create

make, produce

Alternate forms of Create

Derivations: creation, creative, creator, creature

Hyponyms: actualise, actualize, arouse, assemble, bear, beat, beget, blast, bootleg, breed, bring, bring about, bring forth, bring up, build, burn, call down, call forth, carve out, cause, chop, choreograph, churn out, clap together, clap up, clear, cleave, compose, confect, conjure, conjure up, construct, copy, create, create by mental act, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, create mentally, create verbally, custom-make, customise, customize, cut, derive, design, develop, direct, distil, distill, do, draw, dummy, dummy up, educe, elaborate, elicit, engender, enkindle, establish, evoke, extract, extrude, father, film, film-make, fire, form, froth, fudge together, generate, get, give, give rise, grind, incorporate, initiate, institute, invoke, kindle, laminate, lay down, machine, make, make for, make over, manufacture, mother, multiply, offset, organise, organize, originate, output, overproduce, paint, piece, play, preassemble, prefabricate, prepare, press, print, procreate, produce, proof, provoke, publish, pulsate, pulse, puncture, put forward, put on, put out, put together, raise, re-create, realise, realize, recreate, redo, refashion, regenerate, reinvent, remake, render, reproduce, return, scrape, set up, shell, short, short-circuit, sire, slap together, smelt, spume, squeeze out, start, stir, strike, style, substantiate, suds, tack, tack together, tailor-make, throw together, track, turn in, turn out, twine, underproduce, work, wreak, write, yield

Hypernyms: act, appoint, charge, create, make, move

Origin of the word Create

  1. late 14c., from L. creatus, pp. of creare "to make, produce," related to crescere "arise, grow" (see crescent). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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