Beget - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪˈɡet|  American pronunciation of the word beget
Brit.  |bɪˈɡɛt|  British pronunciation of the word beget


- make (offspring) by reproduction (syn: engender, father, generate, get, mother, sire)


He died without begetting an heir. change in the natural environment will beget others...

Poverty begets hunger, and hunger begets crime.

Hunger begets crime.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: beget
he/she/it: begets
present participle: begetting
past tense: begot or begat
past participle: begot or begotten
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