beget /bɪˈɡɛt/

b

I. verb [with obj.]

1.
‹literary› (especially of a man) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction

they hoped that the King might beget an heir by his new queen.
2.
‹literary› cause; bring about

killings beget more killings.
II. derivatives

begetter /bɪˈɡɛtə /
noun


– origin Old English begietan ‘get, obtain by effort’ (see be-, get).

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