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[v] make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
[v] call forth


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cause, create, do, make, make

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\En*gen"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engendered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engendering}.] [F. engender, L. ingenerare; in + generare to beget. See {Generate}, and cf. {Ingenerate}.]
1. To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget. [R.]
2. To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the seeds of; as, angry words engender strife. Engendering friendship in all parts of the common wealth. --Southey. Syn: To breed; generate; procreate; propagate; occasion; call forth; cause; excite; develop.
\En*gen"der\, v. i.
1. To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced. Thick clouds are spread, and storms engender there. --Dryden.
2. To come together; to meet, as in sexual embrace. ``I saw their mouths engender.'' --Massinger.
\En*gen"der\, n. One who, or that which, engenders.

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