Part of speech: verb

To generate; produce.

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Usage examples "beget":

  1. Frenchman may well have known that it might be worth his while to return to France and seek fortune there; but he never spoke of this knowledge nor made reference to the recollections of his childhood, which cast a cold reserve over his soul and steeped it with such a deadly hatred of France and all things French, that he desired to sever all memories that might link him with his native country or awake in the hearts of any children he should beget the desire to return thither. - "The Last Hope", Henry Seton Merriman.
  2. The desire for a high score is sufficient motive to beget the most extreme exertion, even though the reward anticipated is nothing more than a sign of distinction and without any relationship whatever to self- preservation. - "Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business", Scott, Walter Dill.
  3. In fine, the opinion gives it as the aim of all these counsels, " that the monk may no longer be a stallion to beget more of his kind, but bridled, harnessed and taught to obey the rein." - "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli", Johann Hottinger.