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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)

    make children

    "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"


  1. beget(Verb)

    To cause; to produce.

  2. beget(Verb)

    To procreate; to father (rarely: to mother); to get with child.

  3. beget(Verb)

    To happen to; befall.

  4. Origin: From begeten, from begietan, from bigetanan, equivalent to . Cognate with bigitan, bigezan ( begatten).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beget(verb)

    to procreate, as a father or sire; to generate; -- commonly said of the father

  2. Beget(verb)

    to get (with child.)

  3. Beget(verb)

    to produce as an effect; to cause to exist

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beget

    be-get′, v.t. to produce or cause: to generate: to produce as an effect, to cause:—pr.p. beget′ting; pa.t. begat′, begot′; pa.p. begot′, begot′ten.—n. Beget′ter, one who begets: a father: the agent that occasions or originates anything. [A.S. begitan, to acquire. See Get.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beget in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beget in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of beget in a Sentence

  1. Bertrand de Jouvenal:

    A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.

  2. Siddharth Astir:

    Talent is like a stream....when pertinently channelised it can beget the unimaginable , however when unguided ,it can lead to a catastrophe

  3. Riverside County:

    Terrorism should not beget terrorism and that's what this would be if in fact there was someone who threw a device in this mosque with the intention of destroying the mosque or hurting the people inside who were praying.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Your actions ought to be louder than your words. Moreover, your actions do tell people more about you rather than your words. Besides, it is the collection of your actions that will eventually beget your reputation and never your words. -Emeasoba George

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  • пораждам, предизвиквам, зачевамBulgarian
  • engendrar, concebreCatalan, Valencian
  • plodit, počít, vyvolat, zapříčinitCzech
  • afføde, skabe, avleDanish
  • erzeugen, zeugen, fortpflanzenGerman
  • γεννώGreek
  • engendrar, concebirSpanish
  • procréer, engendrerFrench
  • xerarGalician
  • उत्पन्न करनाHindi
  • kelt, nemz, okozHungarian
  • generareItalian
  • 来たす, 生むJapanese
  • წარმოქმნა, წარმოშობა, დასაბამს აძლევს, შობაGeorgian
  • ahi, aiMāori
  • veroorzaken, voortbrengenDutch
  • spowodowaćPolish
  • engendrar, gerar, [[ter]] [[filho]]Portuguese
  • породить, рожать, [[производить]] [[потомство]], рождать, [[произвести]] [[потомство]], родить, [[произвести]] [[на]] [[свет]], порождать, производить, произвести, [[производить]] [[на]] [[свет]]Russian
  • avlaSwedish
  • ప్రసవించుTelugu
  • 產生Chinese

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