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The word create and its family (created, creates, creating, creation, creations, creative, creatively, creativity, creator, creators, recreate, recreated, recreates, recreating) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the adjective create

What does create mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [archaic] Created, resulting from creation.

Definition of the verb create

What does create mean as a doing word?

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

verb - inflections: created | creating | creates

  1. make or cause to be or to become
  2. bring into existence
    • examples: The company was created 25 years ago | He created a new movement in painting
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more specific terms:
      • reinvent = bring back into existence
      • develop = make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
      • carve out = establish or create through painstaking effort
  3. pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
    • more specific words:
      • draw = engage in drawing
      • paint = make a painting
      • build = be engaged in building
  4. invest with a new title, office, or rank
    • example: Create one a peer
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: appoint / charge = assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
  5. create by artistic means
    • examples: create a poem | Schoenberg created twelve-tone music | Picasso created Cubism | Sam and Sue create the movie
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product]David constructed a house | Donna fixed a sandwich
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] as [Oblique]They designed the Westinghouse-Mitsubishi venture as a non-equity transaction
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] for [Beneficiary]David dug a hole for me | Donna fixed a sandwich for me
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Product] from / out of [Material]David constructed a house out of sticks

      Verbs of Creation (with the same syntax): coin, compose, compute, concoct, construct, contrive, derive, fabricate, form, formulate, improvise, invent, lay, manufacture, model, organize, produce, rebuild, recreate, style, synthesize.

    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of create: make
    • more generic word: make = make or cause to be or to become
    • more specific words:
      • make / do = create or design, often in a certain way
      • design = create the design for
      • design = create designs
  6. create or manufacture a man-made product

Alternative definition of the verb create


  1. [transitive] To put into existence.
  2. [transitive] To design, invest with a new form, shape, &c.
  3. [intransitive] To be creative, imaginative.
  4. [transitive] To cause, bring a (non-object) about by action.
  5. [transitive] To confer a title of nobility, not by descent, but by giving a title either initiated or restored for the incumbent.
  6. [transitive] To confer a cardinalate, which can not be inherited, but most often bears a pre‐existent title (notably a church in Rome).


"Create" is a chain reaction sandbox video game developed by EA Bright Light and published by Electronic Arts for Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 and Mac OS X . It was released on November 16, 2010 in North America and November 19, 2010 in Europe. The game supports the PlayStation Move motion controller in addition to standard controllers and Keyboard, mouse inputs. The game is mainly based on creating scenes where players can cause objects to automatically interact with each other in a domino-like effect. The object of the game is to get an object from one place to another, by causing other things to respond in its presence.

  • publisher: Electronic Arts
  • released on (4 years ago)


"CREATE" is a book by Stephen Horton.

  • also known as "CREATE: community centred development projects in rural Transkei: an analysis"


  1. "Create" is a composition.
  2. "Create" is a musical album of Jungle Tongue.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  3. "Create" is a musical album of Nicola Ferro.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  4. "Create" is a musical album of Create.
    • released on (21 years ago)
  5. "Create" is a composition.


  1. Create is a free jazz or "free form" band formed in Long Beach, California in 1999.
  2. Create is a musical group.
    • albums: "Reflections From the Inner Light", "Biospherical Imagery"
  3. Create a.k.a. Create (!) is a musical group.
    • album: "Liz Janes & Create (!)"
  4. Create is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like I Create.


Create is an American digital broadcast television network that is owned by American Public Television. The network, which broadcasts in the 4:3 standard-definition picture format, carries how-to, DIY and other lifestyle-oriented instructional programming 24 hours a day.

Phrases with Create

Phrases starting with the word Create:

  1. create mentally
  2. create verbally
  3. create by mental act
  4. create from raw stuff
  5. create from raw material

Phrases ending with the word Create:

  1. re-create
  2. to create

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Create

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Google previewEducation in the Age of Biocapitalism (2012)

Optimizing Educational Life for a Flat World by C. Pierce

Rethought fromthe standpoint of the production of individualityand sociality,what scientific literacyin a biocapitalist framework seeks to create is a pedagogical ...

Google previewProgramming for Adults (2005)

A Guide for Small- and Medium-Sized Libraries by Raymond Ranier

The need to create is a strong urge in humans. After all, the first thing to distinguish us from the apes (well, besides that hair thing) is our ability to make and use tools. The second thing probably was some sort of nonessential craft, like totem ...

Google previewNursing Research (2011)

by Academic Dean Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Regis University Denver Colorado Janet Houser, Janet Houser

to create is a bar chart for nominal or ordinal data. The most common way to design a bar chart is to have the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1999)

Volume 64 - Supplement 27 - Access Versus Ownership to Word Formation in Language and Computation by Allen Kent

Last completed task ("Create a folder"), using commands - HELP-APPLICATION. : CREATE -FOLDER with args #k<CONROY> "peter- Last command issued was ( HELP-APPLICATION: : CREATE -FOLDER) with args (#k<CONROY> "peter").

Google previewThe Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary (2009)

The A to Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop by Philip Andrews

Menu: Layer > Create Clipping Mask Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd Alt/Opt G Version: 6.0, 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3,CS4 See also: – The Group with Previous command from CS becomes the Create Clipping Mask from CS2. The feature still combines the ...

Google previewDifferentiation Dictionary: A Glossary of 90 Key Terms

Create a graphic organizer that shows the vocabulary words and definitions along with at least one synonym and antonym for each word. Design a poster that shows each vocabulary word along with an illustration to help ...

Google previewCultural Encyclopedia of the Breast (2014)

by Merril D. Smith

Like clothing in general, some of the functions attributed to underclothes are protection from the cold, as support, to create a shape for the clothing to be worn on top of it, and cleanliness. Undergarments are also associated with eroticism, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History: The encyclopedia (2003)

by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Elaine C. Prange Turney

Before signing the bill that chartered the bank, President George Washington asked Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson to write opinions on whether Congress had the power to create a national bank. Hamilton argued for a "loose" ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 3: History by Charles Reagan Wilson

to create the maximum number of majority-black districts—emerged as a contested issue in the s. In Congress prohibited states from adopting laws that diluted minority political strength.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Populism in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2014)

by Alexandra Kindell, Elizabeth S. Demers Ph.D.

But despite its influence, the Populist movement failed to create a viable third party and did not displace the traditional power of the two-party system in American politics. xv Yet many of the demands of the Populists entered the. Preface.

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Usage statistics about create

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 create:

spoken English24.35%written English75.65% imaginative writing14.59%informational writing85.41%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb create:


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Quotes about Create

People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories. (Chinua Achebe)
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Scrabble value of C3R1E1A1T1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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