Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: beget
IPA transcription: [bɪɡ'ɛt]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring_forth
    Meaning: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
Usage examples
  • Is it possible that a man is born to toil, accumulate money, build a house, beget children, and--die?
  • Thus, also, do authors beget authors, and having produced a numerous progeny, in a good old age they sleep with their fathers, that is to say, with the authors who preceded them--and from whom they had stolen.
  • "When I would beget content," says Izaak Walton, "and increase confidence in the power and wisdom and providence of Almighty God, I will walk the meadows by some gliding stream, and there contemplate the lilies that take no care, and those very many other little living creatures that are not only created, but fed (man knows not how) by the goodness of the God of Nature, and therefore trust in Him."