Beget meaning

bĭ-gĕt
To be the father or sire of; procreate.
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To cause to exist or occur; produce.

Violence begets more violence.

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To cause; to produce.
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To father (rarely: to mother); to produce (a child).
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To produce (offspring) by sexual reproduction. Used especially of a man.
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To bring into being; produce.

Tyranny begets rebellion.

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(UK dialectal) To happen to; befall.
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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.

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Origin of beget

  • Middle English biyeten, bigeten from Old English begetan ghend- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English begeten, biȝeten, from Old English beġietan (“to get, find, acquire, attain, receive, take, seize, happen, beget”), from Proto-Germanic *bigetaną (“to find, seize”), equivalent to be- +‎ get. Cognate with Old Saxon bigitan (“to find, seize”), Old High German bigezan (“to gain, achieve, win, procure”) (German begatten (“to mate, copulate, beget”)).

    From Wiktionary