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View synonyms for give birth to

give birth to

  1. Bear a child, as in She gave birth to her first child exactly at midnight . [Early 1800s]

  2. Also, give rise to . Be the cause or origin of. For example, His hobby gave birth to a very successful business , or The economic situation gave rise to widespread dissatisfaction . The first term dates from the early 1700s, the second from the late 1700s.



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