verb (used with object), be·got or (Archaic) be·gat; be·got·ten or be·got; be·get·ting.
Origin of beget
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
The primary end of marriage is to beget and bear offspring, and to rear them until they are able to take care of themselves.Little Essays of Love and Virtue|Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for beget
verb -gets, -getting, -got, -gat, -gotten or -got (tr)
Word Origin for beget
Word Origin and History for beget
Old English begietan "to get by effort, find, acquire, attain, seize" (class V strong verb, past tense begeat, past participle begeaton), from be- + get (v.). Sense of "to procreate" is from c.1200. Related to Old High German pigezzan, Gothic bigitan "to get, obtain." Related: Begot; begotten.