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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To cause something or make it happen. To become the father of a child.

Usage examples (34)
  • A love of flowers would beget early rising, industry, habits of close observation, and of reading
  • A natural citizen must beget from the womb of a female citizen.
  • I acknowledge that the Greek word for 'beget' is genderless whereas in Arabic there is both a male form
  • The word "beget" applied only to men in Scripture is additional enforcement of the idea that the creative act belongs to him alone. for more
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  • A "bigot" (person with intolerant prejudices) can "beget" (cause) anger.
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