verb (used with object), be·got or (Archaic) be·gat; be·got·ten or be·got; be·get·ting.
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Origin of beget
OTHER WORDS FROM begetbe·get·ter, noun
Example sentences from the Web for beget
That CO2 can beget further warming, and the fires can also speed up permafrost thaw, which could add more of another greenhouse gas, methane, to the atmosphere.Wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes broke all kinds of records in 2020|Carolyn Gramling|December 21, 2020|Science News
At the same time, there’s also a danger in going too long, which is that riding begets riding.Why 20 Miles Is the Perfect Length for a Bike Ride|Eben Weiss|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
Over time, a turbulent, expanding structure called a supernova remnant forms, begetting a beautiful light show, tens of light-years across, that can persist in the sky for many thousands of years after the initial explosion.Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics|Emily Conover|November 12, 2020|Science News
But, as Google knows all too well, leadership begets scrutiny and spam and in January 2016, the Google Local team found itself having to respond publicly to a NY Times Article entitled “Fake Online Locksmiths May Be Out to Pick Your Pocket, Too.”A new era has arrived in local search: Google’s Local Trust Pack|Justin Sanger|September 18, 2020|Search Engine Land
The old adage that wealth begets more wealth, I think that’s accurate.Should America (and FIFA) Pay Reparations? (Ep. 426)|Stephen J. Dubner|July 16, 2020|Freakonomics
And just as buying begets more buying, selling often begets more selling.Japan’s Stock Market Suffers as Investors Worry About Success of Abenomics|William O’Connor|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It also begets a plastic surgery chic, where people trade faces like they do cars.
The simultaneous passage through great emotions welds souls, and begets the strongest of all forms of love.The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford|Mark Rutherford
It is the Irreverent Deed that begets after it more of its kind.Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals|Thomas Davidson
They knew the dangers and temptations of wealth, the selfishness which it begets, as well as its destruction of brotherly love.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley
But creative imagination, in a psychological and scientific sense, begets action.Power of Mental Imagery|Warren Hilton
It is the kind of a government that begets loyalty in its subjects.Defense of the Faith and the Saints (Volume 1 of 2)|B. H. Roberts