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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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beget

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

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

beget

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

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

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

[bɪˈgɛt] vt (begot (pt) (begotten (pp))) → originare; (child) → generare
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If Burton partakes of Signac's goals, he has abandoned the latter's use of the figure (as if to suggest that no individual has privileged access to cosmic mystery), and his gestures are more fluid and fast, tending to integrate with the geometry, each adumbrating and informing and begetting the next.
This special issue on ministries is about begetting - begetting through a multitude of creative expressions of service that may add up to the greatest sign of hope in the church today.
Mediated through mirrors and magazines, consumerism heightened emotional investment in hearth and home, in that 'private life' which historians have been closely scrutinizing, begetting a new domesticity and the psychological intensification of the family circle.
Laocoon offended Apollo by breaking his oath of celibacy and begetting children.
in all this begetting, we mustn't forget how they were, in the First Time, begotten by God; worked up, filled in, like characters; or were founded out of some Ideal Template-State, as Plato said, before God - we can see the beasts descending to the fields in these flawed forms that we know, a kind of weather from a clear sky; or were language out of silence, out of what preceded physics before there was anything even physical to be physics - just the first blank page, but before "page," and before "blankness."
Edith, are asked to become "guides of other persons striving to the light; they must practice spiritual maternity, begetting and drawing sons and daughters nearer to the kingdom of God."
The Spirit is not simply the passive result of the dynamic relationship between the Father and the Son, but eternally present with the Father in the Father's begetting of the Son and with the Son in the Son's ongoing response to the Father.
La mano loco (The crazy hand; all works 1993), for example, neatly expands the Catholic sign of the cross from the Trinity into a Quaternity--with "Generatio" (begetting), assuming the supreme position at the top of the canvas.