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Word of the Day: Produce

Oct 9, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

pro-duce / prə-ˈdüs (v), ˈprō-(ˌ)düs (n)
1.      to cause to exist
Fine words do not produce food.
Nigerian Proverb
2.      to exhibit or bring to notice
It is wrong for man to say that he is certain of the objective truth of any proposition unless he can produce evidence which logically justifies that certainty.
Thomas Huxley, 1825-1895
3.      to make
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader, 1934-
4.      to present to the public, typically through funding
Of course it’s a big risk to be producing and directing a play one has written.
Winter Miller, 1973-
5.      to create
Love has produced some heroes but many idiots too.
Danish Proverb
6.      to yield or supply
Finding solutions, ones that last and produce good results, requires guts and care.
Henry Rollins, 1961-
7.      to birth
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who producethem; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle, 384 BC-322 BC
1.      fresh fruits, vegetables and other types of agricultural products
Ripe bananas are the mark of a good produce section. A good produce section is the mark of a superior grocery store.
Stanley Tucci, 1960-

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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