UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations verb: /prəˈdjuːs/, noun: /ˈprɒdjuːs/
US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. prəˈdus, -ˈdyus; n. ˈprɑdus, -yus, ˈproʊdus, -dyus/
US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. prə do̅o̅s′, -dyo̅o̅s′; n. prod′o̅o̅s, -yo̅o̅s, prō′do̅o̅s, -dyo̅o̅s)
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produce - product
‘produce’ used as a verb
Produce is usually a verb, pronounced /prə^djuːs/.
To produce a result or effect means to cause it to happen.
His comments produced an angry response.
The talks failed to produce an agreement.
To produce goods or food means to make or grow them, usually to be sold.
The factory produces goods for export.
They use all the available land to produce crops.
‘produce’ used as a noun
Food that is grown to be sold is called produce, pronounced /^prɒdjuːs/.
She has a market stall selling organic produce.
Goods that are made and sold in large quantities are called products.
Manufacturers spend huge sums of money advertising their products.
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