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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 ?
And about this harpooneer, whom I have not yet seen, you persist in telling me the most mystifying and exasperating stories, tending to beget in me an uncomfortable feeling towards the man whom you design for my bedfellow --a sort of connexion, landlord, which is an intimate and confidential one in the highest degree.
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.
In twice a thousand years shall the unholy invention of man labor at odds to beget the fellow to this majestic lie
If "nobleness enkindleth nobleness," so does enthusiasm beget enthusiasm, and so do wit and talent enkindle wit and talent.
In his truthful simple soul, not even the growing greed and worship of gold could beget any vice directly injurious to others.
In addition to all this he had found time to be twenty-one years a policeman, and to beget and rear successfully twelve children.
No need that thou Shouldst propagat, already infinite; And through all numbers absolute, though One; But Man by number is to manifest His single imperfection, and beget Like of his like, his Image multipli'd, In unitie defective, which requires Collateral love, and deerest amitie.
This project could not be of any great expense to the public; and might in my poor opinion, be of much use for the despatch of business, in those countries where senates have any share in the legislative power; beget unanimity, shorten debates, open a few mouths which are now closed, and close many more which are now open; curb the petulancy of the young, and correct the positiveness of the old; rouse the stupid, and damp the pert.
This would occasion distinctions, preferences, and exclusions, which would beget discontent.
Independent of those local circumstances which tend to beget and increase power in one part and to impede its progress in another, we must advert to the effects of that superior policy and good management which would probably distinguish the government of one above the rest, and by which their relative equality in strength and consideration would be destroyed.
Thus, each of the principal branches of the federal government will owe its existence more or less to the favor of the State governments, and must consequently feel a dependence, which is much more likely to beget a disposition too obsequious than too overbearing towards them.
It seemed, indeed, as if everything connected with Toby was destined to beget distrust and anxiety in my bosom.