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beget


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beget  \Be*get"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Begot},  (Archaic)  {Begat};  p.  p. 
  {Begot},  {Begotten};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Begetting}.]  [OE. 
  bigiten  bigeten  to  get  beget,  AS  begitan  to  get  pref. 
  be-  +  gitan.  See  {Get},  v.  t.  ] 
  1.  To  procreate,  as  a  father  or  sire;  to  generate;  -- 
  commonly  said  of  the  father. 
 
  Yet  they  a  beauteous  offspring  shall  beget. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  get  (with  child.)  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  produce  as  an  effect;  to  cause  to  exist. 
 
  Love  is  begot  by  fancy.  --Granville. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beget 
  v  :  make  children;  "Abraham  begot  Isaac";  "Men  often  father 
  children  but  don't  recognize  them"  [syn:  {get},  {engender}, 
  {father},  {mother},  {sire},  {generate},  {bring  forth}] 




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