The word "generate" means to make or create something. For example:
- Light bulbs generate light and heat.
- A political speech might generate controversy.
- A change in the government's policies might generate new jobs.
The word "generate" sounds kind of technical, so it's a good choice for talking about something technical or scientific:
The sun generates 400 trillion watts of energy every second!
Photosynthesis generates ATP and oxygen as a byproduct.