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a factory produces/makes sth
▪ The factory produces an incredible 100 cars per hour.
a firm produces sth
▪ Our firm produces computer software for the business market.
build/manufacture/produce sth to ... specifications
▪ The airport building had been constructed to FAA specifications.
cause/produce a sensation
▪ The drug can produce strange sensations in some patients.
create/produce a design
▪ Use your imagination to create an interesting design in the garden.
create/produce a sculpture
▪ Local artists were asked to create sculptures for the garden.
create/produce/establish a code
▪ They have established a code of practice for advertisers.
draw up/produce a checklist (=make one)
▪ Why not draw up a checklist of things you want to achieve this year?
farm produce
▪ Moldova provides Russia with large quantities of farm produce.
generate/produce electricity
▪ We need to find cleaner ways of generating electricity.
generate/produce energy
▪ a power plant that generates energy from household waste
make/produce a click
▪ He made a click of disapproval.
organic produceformal (= food produced by organic farming)
▪ The store stocks a wide range of organic produce.
produce a crop
▪ The land is so poor that much of the seed will not produce a crop.
produce a performance
▪ Tiger Woods produced one of the best performances of his career.
produce a result
▪ A different approach might produce some interesting results.
produce an effectformal
▪ If we combine these sounds, they produce an effect that is almost jazzy.
produce chemicals
▪ the dangerous chemicals produced by burning oil
produce evidence (=find evidence and prepare it for a court case)
▪ The case was adjourned to allow the police time to produce further evidence.
produce flowers
▪ The plant will produce beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers.
produce goods
▪ The company started a factory in Singapore, to produce goods for export.
produce light (also emit lighttechnical)
▪ the light produced by the sun
produce oil (=to have natural areas of oil, and take it out of the ground)
▪ The US does not produce enough oil to meet its own needs.
produce/bring out an edition (=of a book, newspaper, or other product)
▪ This special edition of the VW Beetle was produced in the 1970s.
produce/stage a play (=arrange its performance)
provide/produce an analysis
▪ The report provided an analysis of the problems we need to address.
provoke/produce/bring a reaction
▪ The decision provoked an angry reaction from the local tourist industry.
▪ Martin Baloch, Manchester I work as a programmer for a company that produces business software.
▪ That will filter through to companies that produce goods and services.
▪ Equally there are commercial companies that produce, distribute, and market their product on a global basis.
▪ Other companies that produce site blocking software are expected to follow suit.
▪ We would love to see companies producing insulation, perhaps with money invested by other countries.
▪ Dramatists during the period frequently collaborated on their work and the dramatists were also close to the companies producing their plays.
▪ The new factory made it possible for the company to produce increasingly elaborate garments.
▪ In addition, most companies will produce an overhead budget and allocate responsibility for its monitoring and control.
▪ But it would have been useless to produce the documents in Rome, for they contained no decisive evidence in favour of the primacy.
▪ In this chapter, you will learn some methods for producing such documents.
▪ The teacher unions and professional associations have produced clear and accurate documents for their members which inevitably highlight these problems.
▪ Whilst these seminars will not produce a negotiated document, particular attention should be given to improving follow-up. 15.
▪ One of the Group's tasks is to produce technical briefing documents.
▪ The deadline for producing the documents is March 14.
▪ The White House has agreed to produce documents and to allow its officials to be interviewed by the Senate investigators.
▪ The purpose is to determine which treatments produce effects over and above placebo levels.
▪ This plant grows abundantly over the whole aquarium and produces fine visual effects with an underwater light source.
▪ Chin-cloths were usually removed before the fitting of the headgear, the tapes of the latter producing the same effect.
▪ However, including blacks in real estate ads does produce positive effects for black readers.
▪ Embracing Mary Shelley, enjoying her love and her perfumes, had produced the greatest solvent effect so far.
▪ This fascination with image produced a strange effect.
▪ This does not produce the same effects as lifting the accelerator altogether; it just maintains a balanced throttle.
▪ There is some doubt as to whether a latent inhibitor can produce this effect.
▪ In the next chapter we examine why the public sector may wish to produce private goods.
▪ Such economic nationalists favored import-substitution strategies that reduced the need for foreign currency by producing vital goods domestically.
▪ The whole place seemed designed to produce, not goods for the outside world, but misery for the inmates.
▪ If only those firms which produce goods wanted by consumers can operate profitably, only those firms will demand resources.
▪ IIb produces only luxury goods which are consumed solely by the capitalists.
▪ Rather, production decisions are dominated by actors who produce those goods that they believe will maximize their own resources.
▪ Both have had their chances and failed to produce the goods.
▪ In practice, however, many organizations produce and sell goods in markets which are not competitive.
▪ Book publishers all over the world have joined the rugby boom, producing a record number of books.
▪ In reality, outputs are being produced at a number of stages of the analysis.
▪ The first two Conservative governments presided over an economy which produced ever increasing numbers of unemployed people.
▪ Natural numbers can be added or multiplied together to produce new natural numbers.
▪ The second variant is the one that has produced the greatest number of specific theories of cyclical crisis.
▪ If it stops producing, large numbers of other units whose work follows from this group can not function.
▪ In addition, it is planned to produce a number of purpose-built datasets for research and teaching purposes.
▪ Thus, while our diagonal procedure will produce some real number, that number will not be a computable number.
▪ Economic growth A country must experience economic growth if it is to produce a greater output of goods and services.
▪ Like all businesses, farmers must purchase inputs to produce a marketable output.
▪ Equating marginal cost and marginal revenue, each firm will produce an output at which price exceeds marginal cost.
▪ It is considered complete when the neural network produces the required outputs for a given sequence of inputs.
▪ Art can be created by groups, producing output that is a synthesis of their likes and dislikes.
▪ The new engine will produce a power output previously unheard of for a Harley.
▪ With suitable lowpass filtering either type of signal can be smoothed to produce a proper audio output.
▪ Each of these documents was processed by the confusion program to produce simulated recognition output.
▪ An example of such an organization is General Electronics that produces military products such as radar, underwater defence, and missile systems.
▪ Those who invented new products would produce those products during the initial, high-profitability, high-wage, Stages of their life cycle.
▪ Transport workers, therefore, do not have to be employed in the service industries to produce service products.
▪ This means that if countries are suffIciently unequal in size, whichever country is larger will produce all the increasing-returns products.
▪ During the summer these may include small animals known as dinoflagellates, which produce toxic waste products.
▪ Consider a world with a number of sectors, some of which produce differentiated products.
▪ Other grants are offered to help farmers produce the most suitable products.
▪ For example, a product manager in the marketing department may discover that one plant in manufacturing is producing defective products.
▪ Brown said the Navy had produced a report saying the island was stable.
▪ The basic idea is that the quicker it produces its report the better.
▪ We usually instruct doctors who specialise in producing medico-legal reports and who have proven themselves in giving evidence in the past.
▪ I assume the present senior chief inspector will produce his annual report next year.
▪ After various delays it produced a report, Nitrate in Water, in December 1986.
▪ But, until recently, to produce a professional looking result meant employing professionals to look after the work for you.
▪ Similar causes tend to produce similar results.
▪ They are easy to use and often appear to produce quite good results.
▪ A study in Luton produced similar results.
▪ The notion of accessibility strikes me as superficial, and produces the least interesting results.
▪ So no real number, positive or negative, squares to produce a negative result.
▪ But if repeated calls fail to produce an answer the officer may subsequently need to account for himself.
▪ If they failed to produce, any-thing might happen in the competitive atmosphere of the Post newsroom.
▪ Clean-up contracts will be more stringently managed and terminated if they fail to produce results.
▪ It was quite a liberal adjustment, but failed to produce any measurable results.
▪ Talks with commercial bank creditors over two days were reported on June 21 to have failed to produce concrete results.
▪ The change from adversity to prosperity, according to Aristotle, fails to produce the proper tragic effect.
▪ Extra-time failed to produce a winner so a penalty shootout was needed.
▪ And it failed to produce a ticket more welcome in the South.
dairy products/produce
▪ Dunlop parish had been long-famed for its dairy produce.
▪ However these products tend not to be as rich in calcium as dairy products and red fish.
▪ However, households also paid sharply more for some items they bought every few days, such as gasoline and dairy products.
▪ In general, nondairy products such as whipped toppings coffee creamers, and margarine are replacing the corresponding dairy products.
▪ No oil, dairy products or sweeteners are added so the principle of slow rise will prevail.
▪ She pruned her diet drastically, cutting down dairy produce and other foods high in cholesterol.
▪ The most harmful type are saturated animal fats, found in meat and dairy products.
▪ Vegans: Vegetarians who eat neither eggs nor dairy products may have a tough time consuming enough vitamin B-12.
▪ a factory that produces high-quality steel
▪ Aaron Spelling has produced numerous hit TV shows.
▪ Anthea felt pressure from the family to produce a son.
▪ Cancer is destroying his body's ability to produce white blood cells.
▪ Carbon dioxide is produced during respiration.
▪ During the argument, one of the men produced a knife.
▪ Failure to produce a valid insurance certificate may result in criminal prosecution.
▪ Kuleto's Bakery produces some of the finest pastries in town.
▪ Nuclear power plants produce twenty percent of the country's energy.
▪ Poisonous gases are produced by improperly burned fuel.
▪ The company produces over 200 sewing machines a month.
▪ The dairy produced over 1500 tonnes of butter per year.
▪ The defendants were able to produce documents showing they were the legal heirs.
▪ The drug is known to produce severe side effects in some people.
▪ The man fired from the car window when he was asked by a police officer to produce a license for the weapon.
▪ The region produces most of the state's corn.
▪ The stomach produces acids which help to digest food.
▪ They produce cheap goods for export to the United States.
▪ Very few artists are producing the kind of original work Larson is.
▪ A ledger was produced from within the desk, its pages blue-ruled, like a composition book.
▪ Any herbs that are added are also organically produced on the farm.
▪ If only a single copy is needed then it is logical to produce it on the page printer.
▪ Its bite produces a worm which swells up the blood vessels, causing ulcers and, in the worst cases, blindness.
▪ The electrodes intersect at each pixel to produce the required activation voltage.
▪ Walsh produced a static listing at first, updating it once a month.
▪ A readjustment of prices for agricultural produce would also be needed.
▪ There are three exceptions, relating to land, primary agricultural produce and unprocessed game.
▪ But tariffs on such key goods as steel, agricultural produce, vehicles, and textiles average between 25 and 50 percent.
▪ The markets are well supplied with agricultural produce, and with linens and yarns from the surrounding country.
▪ With little or no industry, Savoy exported next to nothing apart from agricultural produce.
▪ Gradually coffee came to replace maize as the main agricultural produce of the community and foodstuffs were bought with surplus cash.
▪ From the beginning of 1992 agricultural produce was to be traded at free market prices throughout the country.
▪ Bernie takes his bland government sedan to the local grocery store and trundles his way down the fresh produce aisle.
▪ Some of our frozen products are fresher and taste fresher than our fresh produce, Ginsburg said.
▪ Good home-cooking is prepared, using fresh and local produce.
▪ Generally, neither fresh meat nor produce is stocked.
▪ Eat as much fresh produce as possible rather than relying on tinned, packed and frozen foods.
▪ The beamed Burgundy Restaurant offers a tabled'hôte and àlacarte menu using fresh local produce.
▪ The adjacent Gelli Farm Restaurant offers a high cuisine with local produce and home cooking.
▪ Using local produce, the food is imaginative, wholesome and substantial.
▪ The food is freshly cooked using produce from the kitchen garden and local produce as much as possible.
▪ Good home-cooking is prepared, using fresh and local produce.
▪ The beamed Burgundy Restaurant offers a tabled'hôte and àlacarte menu using fresh local produce.
▪ He brought that idea back and transformed his business from a local produce store to the beginnings of national distribution.
▪ The menu at Ayton Hall is based on fresh local produce and there is a comprehensive wine list.
▪ Good home cooking is served and fresh local and garden produce are used.
▪ If you can only afford to buy a certain amount of organic produce, potatoes would be a good choice.
▪ Everything depends upon the on-going premium for organic produce.
▪ The trouble is, organic produce is not cheap.
▪ Retailers are constantly unable to meet demand for organic produce and import around 60 percent from abroad.
▪ He also recognised a growing market for organic produce.
▪ The report anticipates sales of organic produce to rise from last year's £900 million to £2.7 billion by 1995.
▪ Whenever possible, organic and free-range produce is served.
▪ Comfortable restaurant with an imaginative menu using organic produce.
▪ Dunlop parish had been long-famed for its dairy produce.
▪ She pruned her diet drastically, cutting down dairy produce and other foods high in cholesterol.
▪ Chapter 2 has touched on food intolerance in the case of dairy produce.
▪ It is also obtained in liver, kidney, dairy produce, and eggs.
▪ Besides our farm produce and the agency supplies, fish were plentiful and so was wild meat.
▪ We should add that animals and farm produce are no longer allowed on public transport.
▪ There is also the possibility of genuine rotation which will fit in with other farm produce.
▪ At the Wednesday market an open-air auction of poultry, farm produce and second-hand items of great variety is conducted.
▪ Moves towards free markets for farm produce and other commodities were firmly rejected.
▪ The farm produce was now used exclusively to feed the troops.
▪ Similarly, anyone who engages in an activity once removed from farming, such as processing farm produce, will not qualify either.
▪ In particular, millions of pounds of market garden produce will be destroyed by dust during the construction period.
▪ In addition, an expanding Kingston required increasing amounts of fruit and market garden produce which are currently the main products.
▪ He also owned a shop on the main street, selling hardware and tinned foods and some garden produce.
▪ The island of Porto Santo grows cereals, vines, figs, market garden produce, melons and pumpkins.
▪ But even this little collection of cottage garden produce won't change hands without some stern bargaining.
▪ Good home cooking is served and fresh local and garden produce are used.
▪ Coconuts and other garden produce were grown everywhere and fishing was an important industry in seaside villages.
▪ Peasants put more energy into growing coconuts and garden produce for the market.
▪ The hotel grows its own produce and its wines are highly recommended.
▪ An expert in the field of marketing, he has been successful in selling his produce to large multiples and wholesalers.
▪ He finally sold the produce to an apple slicer for less than what he says the fruit cost to grow and harvest.
▪ At every station the locals wandered through the carriages selling local produce: plates of stew, sweets, bags of oranges.
▪ Flat rate farmers will be able to charge the flat rate addition when selling zero-rated agricultural produce to VAT-registered traders.
▪ They have to widen their skills to sell and market their produce.
▪ Cliff is the cook, and loves the job, especially as he can use produce from the greenhouse and herb garden.
▪ The food is freshly cooked using produce from the kitchen garden and local produce as much as possible.
▪ Good home-cooking is prepared, using fresh and local produce.
▪ The beamed Burgundy Restaurant offers a tabled'hôte and àlacarte menu using fresh local produce.
▪ It fitted in with my policy of using fresh, natural produce.
▪ Comfortable restaurant with an imaginative menu using organic produce.
▪ a produce market
▪ fresh produce
▪ He brought that idea back and transformed his business from a local produce store to the beginnings of national distribution.
▪ Look like produce been rolled over by a truck.
▪ On the back wall of the produce shed hangs a schoolroom map of the continental United States.
▪ The hotel grows its own produce and its wines are highly recommended.
▪ Third World governments build roads which help farmers to market their produce and schools which create a literate and numerate workforce.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Produce \Pro*duce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Produced; p. pr. & vb. n. Producing.] [L. producere, productum, to bring forward, beget, produce; pro forward, forth + ducere to lead. See Duke.]

  1. To bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show; as, to produce a witness or evidence in court.

    Produce your cause, saith the Lord.
    --Isa. xli. 21.

    Your parents did not produce you much into the world.

  2. To bring forth, as young, or as a natural product or growth; to give birth to; to bear; to generate; to propagate; to yield; to furnish; as, the earth produces grass; trees produce fruit; the clouds produce rain.

    This soil produces all sorts of palm trees.

    [They] produce prodigious births of body or mind. -- Milton.

    The greatest jurist his country had produced.

  3. To cause to be or to happen; to originate, as an effect or result; to bring about; as, disease produces pain; vice produces misery.

  4. To give being or form to; to manufacture; to make; as, a manufacturer produces excellent wares.

  5. To yield or furnish; to gain; as, money at interest produces an income; capital produces profit.

  6. To draw out; to extend; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to produce a man's life to threescore.
    --Sir T. Browne.

  7. (Geom.) To extend; -- applied to a line, surface, or solid; as, to produce a side of a triangle.


Produce \Pro*duce"\, v. i. To yield or furnish appropriate offspring, crops, effects, consequences, or results.


Produce \Prod"uce\ (?; 277), n. That which is produced, brought forth, or yielded; product; yield; proceeds; result of labor, especially of agricultural labors; hence, specifically, agricultural products.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "develop, proceed, extend," from Latin producere "lead or bring forth, draw out," figuratively "to promote, empower; stretch out, extend," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + ducere "to bring, lead" (see duke). Sense of "bring into being" is first recorded 1510s; that of "put (a play) on stage" is from 1580s. Related: Produced; producing.


"thing or things produced," 1690s, from produce (v.), and originally accented like it. Specific sense of "agricultural productions" (as distinguished from manufactured goods) is from 1745.


n. 1 Items produced. 2 Amount produced. 3 Harvested agricultural goods collectively, especially vegetables and fruit, but possibly including eggs, dairy products and meat; the saleable food products of farms. 4 offspring. 5 (context Australia English) Livestock and pet food supplies. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To yield, make or manufacture; to generate. 2 (context transitive English) To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc.; to provide for inspection. 3 (context transitive media English) To sponsor and present (a motion picture, etc) to an audience or to the public. 4 (context mathematics English) To extend an area, or lengthen a line. 5 (context obsolete English) To draw out; to extend; to lengthen or prolong.

  1. v. bring forth or yield; "The tree would not produce fruit" [syn: bring forth]

  2. create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries" [syn: make, create]

  3. cause to occur or exist; "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor" [syn: bring about, give rise]

  4. bring out for display; "The proud father produced many pictures of his baby"; "The accused brought forth a letter in court that he claims exonerates him" [syn: bring forth]

  5. bring onto the market or release; "produce a movie"; "bring out a book"; "produce a new play" [syn: bring on, bring out]

  6. cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: grow, raise, farm]

  7. come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts" [syn: grow, develop, get, acquire]


n. fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market [syn: green goods, green groceries, garden truck]

Produce (company)

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.


Produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced crops and goods, including fruits and vegetables – meats, grains, oats, etc. are also sometimes considered produce. More specifically, the term "produce" often implies that the products are fresh and generally in the same state as where they were harvested. In supermarkets the term is also used to refer to the section where fruit and vegetables are kept. Produce is the main product sold by greengrocers, farmers' markets, and fruit markets. The term "produce" is commonly used in the U.S. but is not typically used outside the agricultural sector in other English-speaking countries.

In parts of the world including the U.S., produce is marked with small stickers bearing price look-up codes. These four- or five- digit codes are a standardized system intended to aid checkout and inventory control in produce markets.

Usage examples of "produce".

West Virginia statute whereby that State sought to require that a preference be accorded local consumers of gas produced within the State.

It requires far more ability to build a strong moral character and a kindly feeling for others, than it does to accumulate a mountain of produce.

A great mass of it has been accumulated in the progress of mankind, and, fortunately for different wants and temperaments, it is as varied as the various minds that produced it.

A deficiency of oxygen and an accumulation of carbonic acid in the atmosphere, produce injurious effects, however, long before the asphyxiating point is attained.

The truly afflicting condition in which the remains of an army called triumphant were plunged, produced, as might well be expected, a corresponding impression on the mind of the General-in-Chief.

In 1870 the German chemists, Graebe and Liebermann, announced that they had succeeded in producing artificial alizarin,--the coloring matter of the madder root.

I realize that it is not mandatory for the government to produce a corpse to substantiate a charge of murder, but a corpse or two is not too much to ask, if they are alleging over a hundred deaths.

The eloquent allocutions addressed to the masses which Bonaparte had, as it were, invented, produced effects in those days of patriotism and miracle that were absolutely startling.

Are you willing to obtain and hand over to Delegate Efrem Sontag all information pertaining to the allomorph trait eradication and demiclone procedures developed by Galapharma for the Haluk, including details and locations of all clandestine demiclone labs that were or are now in operation, plus the total number of human-Haluk demiclones produced there?

The scoops and reactors had operated continuously for dozens of centuries, producing the hydrogen allotrope, though in recent years, it was only a token amount.

The slow facilities would have to remain on-station at the gas giant for weeks before they produced enough of the rare allotrope to make a worthwhile cargo.

They produce from one to two at a birth, which are carried about by the mother and suckled at the breast, this peculiarity being one of the anatomical details alluded to as claiming for the bats so high a place.

The last of these battles was then a recent event, it having actually been fought within the recollection of our heroine, whose notions of it, however, were so confused that she scarcely appreciated the effect her allusion might produce on her companion.

This decomposing vegetable matter within and upon the porous alluvial material produces large quantities of carbonic acid, a gas which readily enters the rain water, and gives it a peculiar power of breaking up rock matter.

Produced by Dagny, and John Bickers The Exiles By Honore de Balzac Translated by Clara Bell and James Waring ALMAE SORORI In the year 1308 few houses were yet standing on the Island formed by the alluvium and sand deposited by the Seine above the Cite, behind the Church of Notre-Dame.