Pronunciation: (bi-get'), [key]
—v.t., be•got or (Archaic) be•gat; be•got•ten or 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.
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