Definition of beget verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    beget

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//bɪˈɡɛt//
     
    In sense 1 begat/bɪɡæt/ is used for the past tense, and begotten/bɪɡɒtn/ is used for the past participle.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beget
     
    he / she / it begets
     
    past simple begot
     
    -ing form begetting
     
     
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  1. 1 beget something (formal or old-fashioned) to make something happen Violence begets violence.
  2. 2(old use, for example in the Bible) beget somebody to become the father of a child Isaac begat Jacob.
 
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