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Definition of "beget" []

  • To father; sire. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to exist or occur; produce: Violence begets more violence. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beget" in a sentence
  • "A natural citizen must beget from the womb of a female citizen."
  • "From this false idea of monopoly has come the Greek name of usury, tokos, as much as to say the child or the increase of capital, which caused Aristotle to perpetrate this witticism: coins beget no children."
  • "Somehow bad calls beget bad calls, and even though this group was selected for their experience after a particularly poor playoff thus far by the men in blue, they couldn't work more than one solid game in a row without screwing up royally in Game 2."