I developed a software application, in which the user can create a video using some slides. What is the proper word for a button to create such a video:
- Create Video
- Generate Video
- Make Video
What is their difference?
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There are some slight differences in how these three words are used. For example, you don't generate a cake.
Create means to make something from nothing, or to make something using a lot of creativity. A chef might create a new dish, but after it's been created, he might find himself making it every night.
Generate can mean produce something through a series of step prescribed by an algorithm, so it's a pretty safe word for anything built by software.
A button that said Generate Video might be emphasizing that the software will now make the video as was set up by the user, while a button that said Create Video might emphasize that the user is about to put the finishing touches on her creation. Yet Make Video is a viable option, too. One might argue that make is the simplest word of the three, and it might therefore be apt for software that might be used by children.