Violence begets more violence.
Tyranny begets rebellion.
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.
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”)).