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be·get

 (bĭ-gĕt′)
tr.v. be·got (-gŏt′), be·got·ten (-gŏt′n) or be·got, be·get·ting, be·gets
1. To produce (offspring) by sexual reproduction. Used especially of a man.
2. To cause to exist or occur; produce: Violence begets more violence.

[Middle English biyeten, bigeten, from Old English begetan; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]

be·get′ter n.

beget

(bɪˈɡɛt)
vb (tr) , -gets, -getting, -got, -gat, -gotten or -got
1. to father
2. to cause or create
[Old English begietan; related to Old Saxon bigetan, Old High German pigezzan, Gothic bigitan to find; see be-, get]
beˈgetter n

be•get

(bɪˈgɛt)

v.t. be•got, be•got•ten be•got, be•get•ting.
1. (esp. of a male parent) to generate (offspring).
2. to produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power.
[before 1000; Middle English begeten, biyeten, Old English begetan, c. Old High German bigezzan, Gothic bigitan]
be•get′ter, n.

beget


Past participle: begot/begotten
Gerund: begetting

Imperative
beget
beget
Present
I beget
you beget
he/she/it begets
we beget
you beget
they beget
Preterite
I begot/begat
you begot/begat
he/she/it begot/begat
we begot/begat
you begot/begat
they begot/begat
Present Continuous
I am begetting
you are begetting
he/she/it is begetting
we are begetting
you are begetting
they are begetting
Present Perfect
I have begot/begotten
you have begot/begotten
he/she/it has begot/begotten
we have begot/begotten
you have begot/begotten
they have begot/begotten
Past Continuous
I was begetting
you were begetting
he/she/it was begetting
we were begetting
you were begetting
they were begetting
Past Perfect
I had begot/begotten
you had begot/begotten
he/she/it had begot/begotten
we had begot/begotten
you had begot/begotten
they had begot/begotten
Future
I will beget
you will beget
he/she/it will beget
we will beget
you will beget
they will beget
Future Perfect
I will have begot/begotten
you will have begot/begotten
he/she/it will have begot/begotten
we will have begot/begotten
you will have begot/begotten
they will have begot/begotten
Future Continuous
I will be begetting
you will be begetting
he/she/it will be begetting
we will be begetting
you will be begetting
they will be begetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been begetting
you have been begetting
he/she/it has been begetting
we have been begetting
you have been begetting
they have been begetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been begetting
you will have been begetting
he/she/it will have been begetting
we will have been begetting
you will have been begetting
they will have been begetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been begetting
you had been begetting
he/she/it had been begetting
we had been begetting
you had been begetting
they had been begetting
Conditional
I would beget
you would beget
he/she/it would beget
we would beget
you would beget
they would beget
Past Conditional
I would have begot/begotten
you would have begot/begotten
he/she/it would have begot/begotten
we would have begot/begotten
you would have begot/begotten
they would have begot/begotten
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.beget - make childrenbeget - make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"

beget

verb (Old-fashioned)
2. father, breed, generate, sire, get, propagate, procreate He wanted to beget an heir.

beget

verb
1. To be the biological father of:
2. To cause to come into existence:
Translations
plodit

beget

[bɪˈget] (begot (begat (pt))) [bɪˈgæt] (begotten (pp)) VT (frm) → engendrar (also fig)

beget

[bɪˈgɛt] vt
(= cause) → engendrer
(old-fashioned) (= father) → engendrer

beget

pret <begot or (obs) begat> ptp <begotten or begot>
vt
(obs, Bibl) → zeugen ? begotten
(fig) difficulties etczeugen (geh); violence begets violenceGewalt erzeugt Gewalt

beget

[bɪˈgɛt] vt (begot (pt) (begotten (pp))) → originare; (child) → generare
References in classic literature ?
which I do not repeat here because prolixity begets disgust; suffice it to observe how Don Gaiferos discovers himself, and that by her joyful gestures Melisendra shows us she has recognised him; and what is more, we now see she lowers herself from the balcony to place herself on the haunches of her good husband's horse.
Therefore it is wiser to have a reputation for meanness which brings reproach without hatred, than to be compelled through seeking a reputation for liberality to incur a name for rapacity which begets reproach with hatred.
Should the king prove a tyrant, for power begets tyranny, serve, love, respect royalty, that Divine right, that celestial spark which makes this dust still powerful and holy, so that we -- gentlemen, nevertheless, of rank and condition -- are as nothing in comparison with the cold corpse there extended.
There are so many unsubstantial sorrows which the necessity of our mortal state begets on idleness, that an observer, casting aside sentiment, is sometimes led to question whether there be any real woe, except absolute physical suffering and the loss of closest friends.
When the world was young, it begat more children; but now it is old, it begets fewer: for I may justly account new plantations, to be the children of former kingdoms.
Those who express sentiments like these, shew only that they distinguish the slave and the freeman, the noble and the ignoble from each other by their virtues and their [1255b] vices; for they think it reasonable, that as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, so from a good man, a good man should be descended; and this is what nature desires to do, but frequently cannot accomplish it.
It begets in those [95] who fall in with him at the right moment of their spiritual development, a habit of reading between the lines, a faith in the effect of concentration and collectedness of mind on the right appreciation of poetry, the expectation that what is really worth having in the poetic order will involve, on their part, a certain discipline of the temper not less than of the intellect.
It is one of the curses of misfortune that it thus begets doubt.
Love begets love,--it is the abyssus abyssum of the Bible.
Thinking begets thinking; as there were no sounds of Mrs.
As for the sons and the daughters they beget, why, those sons and daughters must take care of themselves; at least, with only the maternal help.
and though God Made thee without thy leave, what if thy Son Prove disobedient, and reprov'd, retort, Wherefore didst thou beget me?