Word of the Day: Produce

pro-duce / prə-ˈdüs (v), ˈprō-(ˌ)düs (n)

 

verb

 

  1. to cause to exist

Fine words do not produce food.

Nigerian Proverb

 

  1. to exhibit or bring to notice

It is wrong for man to say that he is certain of the objective truth of any proposition unless he can produce evidence which logically justifies that certainty.

Thomas Huxley, 1825-1895

 

  1. to make

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader, 1934-

 

  1. to present to the public, typically through funding

Of course it’s a big risk to be producing and directing a play one has written.

Winter Miller, 1973-

 

  1. to create

Love has produced some heroes but many idiots too.

Danish Proverb

 

  1. to yield or supply

Finding solutions, ones that last and produce good results, requires guts and care.

Henry Rollins, 1961-

 

  1. to birth

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

Aristotle, 384 BC-322 BC

 

 

noun

 

  1. fresh fruits, vegetables and other types of agricultural products

Ripe bananas are the mark of a good produce section. A good produce section is the mark of a superior grocery store.

Stanley Tucci, 1960-