AskDefine | Define create

Dictionary Definition



1 make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor" [syn: make]
2 bring into existence; "The company was created 25 years ago"; "He created a new movement in painting"
3 pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity; "Don't disturb him--he is creating"
4 invest with a new title, office, or rank; "Create one a peer"
5 create by artistic means; "create a poem"; "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"; "Picasso created Cubism"; "Auden made verses" [syn: make]
6 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: produce, make]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /kɹiːeɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt


From creatus.


  1. To make
  2. To manufacture
  3. To put into existence
  4. To be creative.
to make
  • Arabic:
  • Bulgarian: създавам, творя
  • Catalan: crear
  • Chinese: 创造 (chuàngzào)
  • Danish: skabe
  • Dutch: scheppen
  • Estonian: looma, tekitama
  • Finnish: luoda, tehdä
  • French: créer
  • Georgian: შექმნა (šek‘mna)
  • German: erschaffen, entwerfen
  • Italian: creare
  • Japanese: 創造する (そうぞうする, sōzō suru)
  • Korean: 창조하다 (changjohada)
  • Latin: creo
  • Portuguese: criar
  • Russian: создавать (sozdavát’)
  • Spanish: crear
  • Swedish: skapa, tillverka, göra
  • Thai: (sâang)
  • Yiddish: באַשאַפֿן (bashafn)
to manufacture
to put into existence
  • Arabic:
  • Estonian: looma
  • Finnish: luoda
  • Georgian: შექმნა (šek‘mna)
  • German: kreieren
  • Hungarian: teremt, alkot, létrehoz
  • Latin: creo
  • Russian: творить (tvorít’)
  • Swedish: skapa
Requests for translation



  1. second-person plural indicative present of creare
  2. second-person plural imperative of creare

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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