cause a feeling or attitude to exist
engender - produce
When something is ‘engendered’, it is brought into existence or given rise to. It is usually related to a situation, quality, result, etc. With regards to people, the term refers to the originating of a particular feeling or attitude. It tends to be used in a formal context.
Jack’s speech did nothing to engender any belief among the staff that he would be able to lead us through this difficult time.
The director publicly defended her movie, which has engendered a lot of controversy since it was released.
Engendering public trust in our organization is vital if we are to be successful.