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Definition of father verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they father
    he / she / it fathers
    past simple fathered
    -ing form fathering
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  1. 1father somebody to become the father of a child by making a woman pregnant He fathered 3 children with his first wife and 2 with his second wife.
  2. 2father something to create new ideas or a new way of doing something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: father