Synonyms and related words:
author, be fruitful, be productive, bear, birth, breed, breed true, bring about, bring forth, bring into being, bring to birth, bring to effect, bring to pass, call into being, cause, coin, conceive, concoct, contrive, cook up, copulate, create, crossbreed, design, develop, devise, discover, do, dream up, effect, effectuate, engender, establish, evolve, fabricate, father, found, frame, fructify, generate, gestate, get, give being to, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, hatch, improvise, inaugurate, inbreed, institute, invent, make, make do with, make love, make up, mature, mint, mother, multiply, occasion, originate, outbreed, plan, procreate, produce, proliferate, propagate, pullulate, realize, reproduce, reproduce in kind, set afloat, set on foot, set up, sire, spawn, strike out, teem, think out, think up, work

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beget — [bē get′, biget′] vt. begot or Archaic begat [bēgat′, bigat′] begotten or begot, begetting [ME begeten, to obtain, beget < OE begietan, to acquire: see BE & GET] 1. to be the father or sire of; procreate 2. to bring into being; produce …   English World dictionary

  • beget — index create, elicit, engender, generate, make, originate, produce (manufacture), propagate ( …   Law dictionary

  • beget — (v.) O.E. begietan to get by effort, find, acquire, attain, seize (class V strong verb, p.t. begeat, pp. begeaton), from BE (Cf. be ) + GET (Cf. get) (q.v.). Sense of to procreate is from c.1200. Related to O.H.G. pigezzan, Goth. bigitan to get,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • beget — get, *generate, sire, procreate, engender, breed, propagate, reproduce Analogous words: *bear, produce, yield …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • beget — [v] create, bear afford, breed, bring, bring about, cause, effect, engender, father, generate, get, give rise to, multiply, occasion, procreate, produce, progenerate, propagate, reproduce, result in, sire; concepts 173,251,374 …   New thesaurus

  • beget — ► VERB (begetting; past begot; past part. begotten) archaic or literary 1) produce (a child). 2) cause. DERIVATIVES begetter noun. ORIGIN Old English, «get, obtain by effort» …   English terms dictionary

  • beget — [[t]bɪge̱t[/t]] begets, begetting, begot, begotten 1) VERB To beget something means to cause it to happen or be created. [FORMAL] [V n] Poverty begets debt... [V n] Economic tensions beget political ones. 2) VERB When a man begets a child …   English dictionary

  • beget — UK [bɪˈɡet] / US verb [transitive] Word forms beget : present tense I/you/we/they beget he/she/it begets present participle begetting past tense begot UK [bɪˈɡɒt] / US [bɪˈɡɑt] or begat UK [bɪˈɡæt] / US past participle begot UK [bɪˈɡɒt] / US… …   English dictionary

  • beget — verb Beget is used with these nouns as the object: ↑heir …   Collocations dictionary

  • beget — (begetting; past begot; archaic begat; past part. begotten) literary 1 (usu. of a father, sometimes of a father and mother) procreate. 2 give rise to; cause (beget strife). Derivatives: begetter n. Etymology: OE begietan, formed as BE + GET …   Useful english dictionary

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