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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 ?
For, since the conjunction of male and female is founded upon the great law of nature, in order to propagate and continue the species, the Lilliputians will needs have it, that men and women are joined together, like other animals, by the motives of concupiscence; and that their tenderness towards their young proceeds from the like natural principle: for which reason they will never allow that a child is under any obligation to his father for begetting him, or to his mother for bringing him into the world; which, considering the miseries of human life, was neither a benefit in itself, nor intended so by his parents, whose thoughts, in their love encounters, were otherwise employed.
that kind of property which exploits wage-labour, and which cannot increase except upon condition of begetting a new supply of wage-labour for fresh exploitation.
That first, they ought to refer matters unto them, which is the first begetting, or impregnation; but when they are elaborate, moulded, and shaped in the womb of their counsel, and grow ripe, and ready to be brought forth, that then they suffer not their counsel to go through with the resolution and direction, as if it depended on them; but take the matter back into their own hands, and make it appear to the world, that the decrees and final directions
Old provincial society had its share of this subtle movement: had not only its striking downfalls, its brilliant young professional dandies who ended by living up an entry with a drab and six children for their establishment, but also those less marked vicissitudes which are constantly shifting the boundaries of social intercourse, and begetting new consciousness of interdependence.
And therefore our politic Asclepius may be supposed to have exhibited the power of his art only to persons who, being generally of healthy constitution and habits of life, had a definite ailment; such as these he cured by purges and operations, and bade them live as usual, herein consulting the interests of the State; but bodies which disease had penetrated through and through he would not have attempted to cure by gradual processes of evacuation and infusion: he did not want to lengthen out good-for-nothing lives, or to have weak fathers begetting weaker sons;--if a man was not able to live in the ordinary way he had no business to cure him; for such a cure would have been of no use either to himself, or to the State.
18) Thus the Son can share in everything that belongs to the divine substance and not have to beget, because begetting (or being begotten) belongs to the category of "property" (proprietas), not to potestas.
and is an image of the Father's begetting, as our leading quote
Today, the organization's success is not only attracting attention, but begetting offspring.
The marital consent establishes an organization or foundation, one that has an essential reference to the begetting and rearing of offspring.
The Enquirer begat the Star (which it eventually purchased) and People, in turn begetting ``Entertainment Tonight,'' ``Access Hollywood'' and knowing celebrity japes from every comedy show.
After Jehovah restores Sarah's reproductivity, Hagar is exiled though ominously "cheered" by an angel with promises of begetting a formidable but doomed race.