beget Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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begetverb [T]

uk   us   /bɪˈɡet/ (present participle begetting, past tense begot or begat, past participle begotten or begot)
old use to be the ​father of: In the ​Bible it says that ​Adam begat Cain and Abel. formal to ​cause: Poverty begets ​hunger, and ​hunger begets ​crime.
(Definition of beget from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beget”
in Chinese (Simplified) 成为…的父亲, 引起,导致…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成為…的父親, 引起,導致…
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