verb (used with object), be·got or (Archaic) be·gat; be·got·ten or be·got; be·get·ting.
Words nearby beget
Origin of beget
OTHER WORDS FROM begetbe·get·ter, noun
Examples from the Web for beget
A society which is willing to accept increasing levels of violence is a society that will beget more of it.From the Levant to Ferguson to Baltimore, The Most Violent Summer in Years|Gene Robinson|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An interest in fashion also seems to beget an assumption of selfishness and mean-spiritedness.Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: First Ladies of Style|Robin Givhan|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
While some may say that our exploding obesity epidemic is a hyperbole, fat does beget fat.
The Oscars also like down-and-out characters and misunderstood geniuses, both of which tend to beget low-talkers.
The stress of the last few minutes could not be suffered to beget any abatement of wariness.The Man Who Was Good|Leonard Merrick
He curst his son, and he curst himself that ever he should beget a son that should eat burned pig.
Mrs. Whitney, writing of Richard Hathaway, tells us enough of it to beget in us infinite tolerance.The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)|Marion Harland
These beget children, and the suffering they inflict and have to endure is continued from parent to offspring.Darwinism and Race Progress|John Berry Haycraft
Your Lordships see that in this man's opinion riches must beget pride.