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
Examples from the Web for begets
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
verb -gets, -getting, -got, -gat, -gotten or -got (tr)
Word Origin 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.