Definition of Beget

1. Verb. Make children. "Men often father children but don't recognize them"




Definition of Beget

1. v. t. To procreate, as a father or sire; to generate; -- commonly said of the father.

Definition of Beget

1. Verb. To cause; to produce. ¹

2. Verb. To procreate; to father (rarely: to mother); to get with child. ¹

3. Verb. (context: UK dialectal) To happen to; befall. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beget

1. to cause to exist [v -GOT or -GAT, -GOTTEN, -GETTING, -GETS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beget

begauded
begay
begayed
begaying
begays
begaze
begazed
begazes
begazing
begeck
begedkefet
begem
begemmed
begemming
begems
beget (current term)
begets
begetter
begetters
begettest
begetteth
begetting
begg'd
beggable
beggar
beggar's-lice
beggar's-ticks
beggar's ticks
beggar-my-neighbor

Literary usage of Beget

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1. Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books by John Milton (1750)
"... might beget pf ... tares might the eaf^er beget a fuf- are iaid then to appear to him as 14 other ..."

2. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt by Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Birch, William Oldys (1829)
"NOW touching the objection, where it is said, that it was very unlikely that Terah should beget Abraham in his 130th year, seeing Abraham himself thought it ..."

3. The Works of Thomas Shepard: First Pastor of the First Church, Cambridge by Thomas Shepard (1853)
"There is a double efficacy that the word hath; the first is to beget a Christian to life, and this new man is eternal. I conceive all the actions of the new ..."

4. The Life of God in the Soul of Man by Henry Scougal (1868)
"/"TT*HE serious and frequent consideration of these, and such other divine truths, is the most proper method to beget that lively faith which is the ..."

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