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begotten (bɪˈɡɒtən Pronunciation for begotten



  1. a past participle of beget

beget (bɪˈɡɛt Pronunciation for beget



-gets, -getting, -got, -gat, -gotten, -got (transitive)
  1. to father
  2. to cause or create

Derived Forms

beˈgetter noun

Word Origin

Old English begietan; related to Old Saxon bigetan, Old High German pigezzan, Gothic bigitan to find; see be-, get


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= cause, bring, produce, create, effect, lead to, occasion, result in, generate, provoke, induce, bring about, give rise to, precipitate, incite, engender

Example Sentences Including 'begotten'

And in accordance with His infinite love of man, God sent His only begotten son into the World, who died for Man's sins.
Kennedy, Douglas In God's Country: travels in the Bible belt, USA.
Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has now begotten an eighth.
The Australian (2005)
His colleague, Nigel Lawson, had himself abandoned his wife, married his secretary, and begotten a new young family.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
It is my good fortune to have begotten two that gladly follow my lead and contribute as much as they can to my work.
Heller, Keith Man's Loving Family
That humans, however they are built or begotten , are unpredictable and strangely resilient?
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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