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Meaning of beget

be•get

Pronunciation: (bi-get'), [key]
— be•got be•gat be•got•ten be•got be•get•ting.
  1. (esp. of a male parent) to procreate or generate (offspring).
  2. to cause; produce as an effect: a belief that power begets power.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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