- To beget is defined as to create children or to cause something to happen.
- An example of beget is when a woman conceives and gives birth to a baby.
- An example of beget is when violence causes more violence.
- begetter noun
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transitive verb be·got , be·got·ten or be·got, be·get·ting, be·gets
- To father; sire.
- To cause to exist or occur; produce: Violence begets more violence.
Origin: Middle English biyeten, bigeten, from Old English begetan; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.
- be·getˈter noun