In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbbegot, begetting, begotten, begat
1(give rise to)(difficulty/hatred/crime) provocar(crime/hatred/difficulty) engendrar literary
- Words shape thought, stir feeling, and beget action; they kill and revive, corrupt and cure.
- Such collaborative relationships will soon beget new inspirations.
- It is a real and sad reminder that violence begets violence and that rarely does violence breed peace.
- He said violence begets violence and evil generates greater evil.
- Every action should produce results: good action produces good results and evil begets nothing but evil.
- Apart from other things, she too begets children by someone other than her husband.
- Any child begotten by Ian or myself would certainly never be recognized… even though I don't think I could have turned away a child of my blood.
- They begot seven children.
- All children are from the same mother, as our stepmother did not beget any children by my father.
- A man marries in order to establish a household and beget children.
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