Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


She produces many parcels and displays their strange contents.

Herein he produces one of the “three agreements that ought to be in a song,” viz.

This affection is termed by us dazzling, and the object which produces it is called bright.

For Socrates produces the same effect with the voice which Marsyas did with the flute.

One of the qualities of this wine is that in quenching thirst it produces yet a greater.

Borneo produces about half the sago used by the civilised world.

He was one of that common class of young men whom only Society produces.

There is a fire of mind which supersedes labour, and produces what labour cannot.

Like all the maples it produces sugar, though in this case not much.

If this produces no results, you will have to try to break down the door.


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.