begat begat  /bɪ ˈɡæt/

Definition(s):

  • (v) make children

Usage(s):

  1. McDonald's begat an industry because a 52-year-old mixer salesman understood that we don't dine -- we eat and run.
  2. Presidents have relied on eggheads ever since: Einstein begat Kissinger begat Rubin, Reich and Greenspan.
  3. He begat not only Stalin and Mao but in some ways also Hitler, who was enchanted by the Soviets' terror tactics.

News

  1. Susan G. Komen for the Cure names new CEO

    DALLAS - Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that it has a new CEO.The breast cancer charity named Judith A. Salerno to replace founder Nancy Brinker, whose promise to her dying sister begat a fundraising powerhouse that invested hundreds of milli...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Charleston Daily Mail

  2. Komen breast cancer charity names new CEO - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    DALLAS (AP) - Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that it has a new CEO. The breast cancer charity named Judith A. Salerno to replace founder Nancy Brinker, whose promise to her dying sister begat a fundraising powerhouse that invested hundreds of millions of dollars in cancer research.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. IndieCade at E3: 7 Grand Steps

    A group of alligators are stalking one area of the PC roundtable at IndieCade's E3 expo. They're tiny and plastic, and they're all over the laptop for 7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat , the first chapter in a new series from longtime indie developer Keith Nemitz, known as Mousechief. I stopped by Mousechief's table to talk about 7 Grand Steps, a board-game-inspired tale of ancient family drama ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Joystiq

Quotes

  1. "Those high substantive events begat other events, and that's what's happening," Jones said. "You're passing a lot of scrutiny, passing a lot of tests and putting a very credible stamp on your stadium before it opens."
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Jerry Jones Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. As John Muir said: "Brought into right relationships with the wilderness, man would see that his appropriation of Earth's resources beyond his personal needs would only bring imbalance and begat ultimate loss and poverty by all."
    on Nov 24, 2009 By: John Muir Source: Vail Daily News

  3. "I'd be naive to think that winning doesn't begat winning and begat better players," Schiano said. "Top-level players want to go to a place where they feel they can legitimately compete to be the best, and I think that's what you're seeing."
    on Feb 7, 2007 By: Greg Schiano Source: SportingNews.com

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