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Produce appears in the following tongue twister:

  • How much juice does a fruit juice producer produce when a fruit juice producer produces fruit juice? We can deduce a fruit juice produces as much juice as a fruit juice produce can seduce from the fruit that produces juice.

Produce appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Ada: lo, can I produce cud or pina colada?
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Definition of the noun produce

What does produce mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: produces

  1. fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonyms of produce: garden truck / green goods / green groceries
    • more generic terms: food / solid food = any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
    • more specific terms:
      • edible fruit = edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
      • vegetable / veggie / veg = edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
      • eater = any green goods that are good to eat

Alternative definition of the noun produce


  1. Items produced.
  2. Amount produced.
  3. Harvested agricultural goods collectively, especially vegetables and fruit.
  4. See Offspring.
  5. [Australia] Livestock and pet food supplies.

Definition of the verb produce

What does produce mean as a doing word?

Produce is one of the top 100 most common verbs. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 50 most common verbs in informational written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: produced | producing | produces

  1. bring forth or yield
    • example: The tree would not produce fruit
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]Claire draws
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Claire drew a picture
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] for [Beneficiary]Claire drew a picture for me

      Verbs of Creation and Transformation (with the same syntax): choreograph, compose, silkscreen, take.

    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of produce: bring forth
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
    • more specific terms:
  2. create or manufacture a man-made product
  3. cause to happen, occur or exist
    • examples: This procedure produces a curious effect | These chemicals produce a noxious vapor
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Theme 1 - abstract] [Verb] [Theme 2]Racial inequality engenders conflict
      [Theme 1 - abstract] [Verb] [Theme 2] [Predicate, that-complement clause]The bug causes the chip to give wrong answers for some mathematical calculations

      Engender Verbs (with the same syntax): beget, bring about, cause, create, engender, generate, incite, instigate, kindle, provoke, set off, shape, sire, spark, spawn.

    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of produce: bring about / give rise
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
    • more specific words:
      • induce / induct = produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
      • result / leave / lead = produce as a result or residue
  4. bring out for display
    • example: The proud father produced many pictures of his baby
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of produce: bring forth
    • more generic words: display / exhibit / expose = to show, make visible or apparent
    • more specific term: turn on = produce suddenly or automatically
  5. cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
    • examples: The Bordeaux region produces great red wines | They produce good ham in Parma | They produce rye in the field
    • domain: agriculture / farming / husbandry
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonyms of produce: farm / grow / raise
    • more generic word: cultivate = foster the growth of
    • more specific words:
  6. bring onto the market or release
    • examples: produce a movie | produce a new play
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of produce: bring on / bring out
    • more specific word: offer = produce or introduce on the stage
    • cause: appear
  7. come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonyms of produce: acquire / develop / get / grow
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the verb produce


  1. [transitive] To yield, make or manufacture.
  2. [transitive] To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc.
  3. [transitive] (media) To sponsor and present (a motion picture, etc) to an audience or to the public.
  4. [mathematics] To extend an area, or to lengthen a line


  1. Produce a.k.a. Produce Co Ltd: Produce is a Japanese video game company. Founded on April 6, 1990 by former Irem employees, it developed a number of games for both Enix and Hudson Soft. They have created games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and PC Engine systems.
  2. Produce a.k.a. Produce+ is a production company.


  1. Produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops and goods, including fruits and vegetables.
    • also known as Produce cuisine, Fruit & Veg, Fruit and vegetables
  2. Produce: The food this farm produces.
  3. Produce a.k.a. Produce! is a 2013 Telly Award winning web series, created for
    • award:
      • Telly Award for Internet/Online Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Online Video - Education (Carrot), received by Thornberg & Forester
      • People's Telly Award for Internet/Online Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Program or Webisode (Carrot), received by Thornberg & Forester

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Produce

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Google previewThe Languages of Joyce (1992)

Selected Papers from the 11th International James Joyce Symposium, Venice, 12-18 June 1988 by Rosa Maria Bollettieri Bosinelli, Carla Marengo Vaglio, Christine van Boheemen

It's a word highly pertinent to the great Irish theme of orality, the story-teller's endless improvisations, since one thing no story-teller will ever produce is a text. For one word that hovers back of "text" is "textile", woven stuff, with its cognate ...

Google previewTravels in the Interior of Brazil (2013)

With Notices on Its Climate, Agriculture, Commerce, Population, Mines, Manners, and Customs by John Mawe

The land is fertile, and contains many rich farms: its principal produce is the matte ; which is exported to Tucuman and Buenos Ayres, from whence it is sent to various parts of the Spanish dominions, along the coast of Chili and Peru, being a ...

Google previewThe Psychoanalysis of Organizations (2014)

A psychoanalytic approach to behaviour in groups and organizations by Robert De Board

One common effect allorganizations seem able to produce is the promotionof nonhuman objectives above people, so thatthe human spirit issacrificedto such sterileaims as profitand technology. One answer isto retire to the hills, grow organic ...

Google previewThe Gazetteer of the County of Cornwall ... To which is Prefixed a Survey of the County ... Illustrated by a New and Accurate Map, Etc (1817)

Its natural produce is a thin short heath, and the dwarf (or Cornish) furze. Beneath it is generally ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence (2015)

by Janet M. Bennett

situation will produce a decrease in anxiety. Another superficial cause involves connections to strangers. There are five causal relationships in this set that will produce a decrease in anxiety and an increase in the ability to accurately predict ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

produce cytokines that promote cellular immune responses. These cytokines include interleukin 2 (IL2), immune interferon gamma (IFNγ), and tumor necrosis factorbeta (TNFβ). □ TH2 (helper cells) produce ...

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Usage statistics about produce

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb produce:

spoken English28.79%written English71.21% conversational speech6.19%task-oriented speech93.81% imaginative writing14.85%informational writing85.15%

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Quotes about Produce

As the revenue of the farmer is realized in raw produce, or in the value of raw produce, he is interested, as well as the landlord, in its high exchangeable value, but a low price of produce may be compensated to him by a great additional quantity. (David Ricardo)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1D2U1C3E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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