create

create
create cre‧ate [kriˈeɪt] verb [transitive]
1. to make something exist that did not exist before:

• The building boom has created 50,000 construction jobs in the state.

• The two organizations will create a company to sell life insurance in Spain, with each providing 50% of the capital.

• Central banks can create money by getting private banks to lend more.

• Tourism creates wealth for the country.

2. to design or invent something:

• The design agency has created a number of American Express ads.

• The technology can be used to create new products.

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create UK US /kriˈeɪt/ verb [T]
to make something exist: »

create problems/responsibilities

create jobs/opportunities, etc. »

The new development will create hundreds of jobs in the area.

create money/wealth »

We'll help you create wealth using tried-and-tested investment strategies.

to make something new, especially to invent something: »

In 1991, McCahill and his researchers created an easy way to navigate the internet and find information on it, known as 'Gopher'.

to form a new company, etc.: »

There are strict guidelines to be followed when you are creating a new company.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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