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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 ?
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.
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.
Nor, at the time, had it failed to enter his monomaniac mind, that all the anguish of that then present suffering was but the direct issue of a former woe; and he too plainly seemed to see, that as the most poisonous reptile of the marsh perpetuates his kind as inevitably as the sweetest songster of the grove; so, equally with every felicity, all miserable events do naturally beget their like.
Lust is sin,"--so say some who preach death--"let us go apart and beget no children
Exorbitant duties on imported articles would beget a general spirit of smuggling; which is always prejudicial to the fair trader, and eventually to the revenue itself: they tend to render other classes of the community tributary, in an improper degree, to the manufacturing classes, to whom they give a premature monopoly of the markets; they sometimes force industry out of its more natural channels into others in which it flows with less advantage; and in the last place, they oppress the merchant, who is often obliged to pay them himself without any retribution from the consumer.
I readily admit that this would be the case, as long as other resources were open; but if the avenues to them were closed, HOPE, stimulated by necessity, would beget experiments, fortified by rigorous precautions and additional penalties, which, for a time, would have the intended effect, till there had been leisure to contrive expedients to elude these new precautions.
Though the long period of a Southern whaling voyage (by far the longest of all voyages now or ever made by man), the peculiar perils of it, and the community of interest prevailing among a company, all of whom, high or low, depend for their profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances, live together; for all that, the punctilious externals, at least, of the quarter-deck are seldom materially relaxed, and in no instance done away.
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Hate begets hate, violence begets violence," said Martin Luther King Jr.
He added that 'in full view of the world, the Filipino people showed the power of prayer that begets courage that begets solidarity that begets change.
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