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generate (verb) produce; cause; create.
If the government claims that the new scheme is meant to generate employment, it means that the purpose of the new scheme is to create a number of jobs, resulting in the reduction of unemployment. To generate electricity is to produce electricity. A strange thing generates enquiries, that is, when something strange is seen, it causes people to enquire about it. When a new proposal generates interest, people show a lot of interest in it.
- The new master's program offered by the university has generated a lot of interest as can be seen in the numerous enquiries about it from prospective candidates.
- The whole information he needed about the project, the computer generated in less than an hour and he was ready with the needed details for the meeting.