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engender (verb) cause.

Hatred engenders hatred; that is, our hatred of others causes others’ hatred of us. Love engenders love, as, if we love others, they love us. Our love for them leads to their love for us. Racial differences engender tensions; that is, difference of race causes tensions between the members of the races. Social inequalities engender fights. That is, the lack of equality among the different sections of the society causes fights.

  • Competition engenders envy and intolerance, as the one who loses in the competition cannot bear to see their rival enjoying what they are denied.
  • Sports contests, according to George Orwell, engender unhealthy rivalry, and do not, as is usually believed, promote friendship or fraternity, as participants and the spectators rarely exhibit sporting spirit.
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