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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.begetter - a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)begetter - a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); "his father was born in Atlanta"
dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pop - an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
father-in-law - the father of your spouse
old man - an informal term for your father
parent - a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
pater - an informal use of the Latin word for father; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously


[bɪˈgetəʳ] N (frm) → creador(a) m/f, instigador(a) m/f


n (form)Begründer(in) m(f)
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Mi chiedono se ho scritto un canzoniere d'amore e se il mio onlie begetter e uno solo o e molteplice.