Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VIII. Causation
3. Power in Operation

161. Production.

   NOUN:PRODUCTION, creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture; building, architecture, erection, edification; coinage; diaster; organization; nisus formativus [L.]; putting together &c. v.; establishment; workmanship, performance; achievement (completion) [See Completion].
  FLOWERING, fructification, fruition; inflorescence.
  BRINGING FORTH &c. v.; parturition, birth, birth throe, childbirth, delivery, confinement, accouchement [F.], travail, labor, midwifery, obstetrics; geniture [obs.]; gestation (maturation) [See Preparation]; assimilation; evolution, development, growth; entelechy; fertilization, gemination, germination, heterogamy, genesis, generation, histogenesis, breeding, begetting, isogamy, epigenesis, procreation, progeneration, propagation; fecundation, impregnation; albumen [See Organization].
  spontaneous generation; archigenesis, archebiosis, abiogenesis, biogenesis, biogeny, dysmerogenesis, eumerogenesis, heterogenesis, oögenesis, merogenesis, metogenesis, monogenesis, parthenogenesis, homogenesis, xenogenesis. 1
  dissogeny, digenesis, physiogeny, phylogeny, ontogeny, ontogenesis, mitosis, xenogeny; theogony, tocogony, tocology, vacuolation, vacuolization.
  PUBLICATION; works, æuvres [F.], opus (pl. opera) [L.]; authorship.
  STRUCTURE, building, edifice, fabric, erection, pile, tower; flower, fruit, blossom.
   VERB:PRODUCE, perform, operate, do, make, gar [obs.], form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel; build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together; set up, run up; establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute; achieve, accomplish (complete) [See Completion].
  flower, burgeon or bourgeon, blossom, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean [obs.], yean, farrow, drop, pup, whelp, kitten, kindle [obs.], spawn, spat; bear, lay, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world.
  MAKE PRODUCTIVE [See Productiveness]; create; beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate; procreate, progenerate, propagate; engender; bring -, call- into -being, – existence; breed, hatch, develop, bring up.
  INDUCE, superinduce; suscitate [obs.]; cause [See Cause]; acquire [See Acquisition].
   ADJECTIVE:PRODUCED, PRODUCING &c. v., productive of; prolific [See Productiveness]; creative; formative; procreant, generative, genitive, genetic, genial [rare], genital; pregnant; enceinte [F.], big with, fraught with; in the family way [colloq.], teeming, parturient, in the straw [colloq.], brought to bed of; lying-in; puerperal, puerperous [rare].
  digenetic, heterogenetic, oögenetic, xenogenetic; ectogenous, gamic, hæmatobious, sporogenous, sporophorous.
  ARCHITECTONIC or architectonical, constructive.
  1. Ex nihilo nihil.
  2. Fiat lux.
  3. Materiam superabat opus.—Ovid
  4. He who hath put forth his total strength in fit actions has the richest return of wisdom.—Emerson