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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Father  \Fa"ther\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fathered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Fathering}.] 
  1.  To  make  one's  self  the  father  of  to  beget. 
 
  Cowards  father  cowards,  and  base  things  sire  base. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  take  as  one's  own  child;  to  adopt;  hence  to  assume  as 
  one's  own  work  to  acknowledge  one's  self  author  of  or 
  responsible  for  (a  statement,  policy,  etc.). 
 
  Men  of  wit  Often  fathered  what  he  writ.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  To  provide  with  a  father.  [R.] 
 
  Think  you  I  am  no  stronger  than  my  sex,  Being  so 
  fathered  and  so  husbanded  ?  --Shak. 
 
  {To  father  on}  or  {upon},  to  ascribe  to  or  charge  upon  as 
  one's  offspring  or  work  to  put  or  lay  upon  as  being 
  responsible.  ``Nothing  can  be  so  uncouth  or  extravagant, 
  which  may  not  be  fathered  on  some  fetch  of  wit,  or  some 
  caprice  of  humor.''  --Barrow. 




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