Learner's definition of GENERATE
to produce (something) or cause (something) to be produced
windmills used to generate electricity
This business should generate a lot of revenue.
We hope to generate some new ideas at the meeting.
a computer-generated list [=a list that was made by a computer program]
to be the cause of or reason for (something, such as interest or excitement)
His theories have generated a great deal of interest among other scientists.
Her comments have generated a good deal of excitement/controversy.
They have been unable to generate much support for their proposals.