Beget

  • 1 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

  • 2 Films Beget Films — is a 1964 book written by Jay Leyda. It traces the history of compilation films constructed using found newsreel footage. He argues that documentary film is linked at an early stage to this newsreel footage.Leyda s timelineEarly 20th century *… …

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

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

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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» …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 Holiday home Beget L' Escala — (Ла Эскала,Испания) Категория отеля: Адрес: 17130 Ла Эскала, Испани …

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  • 13 beget — v.tr. (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 …

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  • 14 beget — transitive verb (begot; also begat; begotten or got; getting) Etymology: Middle English begeten, alteration of beyeten, from Old English bigietan more at get Date: 13th century 1. to procreate as the father …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 beget — begetter, n. /bi get /, v.t., begot or (Archaic) begat; begotten or begot; begetting. 1. (esp. of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring). 2. to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power. [ …

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  • 16 beget — verb /biˈɡɛt,bɪˈɡɛt,bəˈɡɛt/ a) To cause; to produce. b) To procreate; to father (rarely: to mother); to get with child …

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  • 17 beget — 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 …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 beget — see begeat, past 3rd sing of begietan …

    Old to modern English dictionary

  • 19 gét-begét — adj. invar …

    Romanian orthography

  • 20 beget — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. engender, procreate, generate. See reproduction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. father, Sire, generate; see propagate 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. bear, father, create, generate, engender,… …

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