Invent vs Beget - What's the difference?

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Invent is a related term of beget.

As verbs the difference between invent and beget

is that invent is to design a new process or mechanism while beget is to cause; to produce.

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(en verb)
  • To design a new process or mechanism.
  • After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.
  • To create something fictional for a particular purpose.
  • I knew I had to invent an excuse, and quickly.
    We need a name to put in this form, so let's just invent one.
  • (obsolete) To come upon; to find; to find out; to discover.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene ,
  • Far off he wonders, what them makes so glad, / If Bacchus merry fruit they did inuent [...].


    * fangle * discover




  • To cause; to produce.
  • To father (rarely: to mother); to sire; to produce (a child).
  • To happen to; befall.
  • Quotations

    * , Genesis 5:3 *: And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: * {{quote-web, date=2012-02-01 , author=Kathy Gilbert, title=Pitching In, site=Chatter Chattanooga citation , passage=Rugby football was created in the early 1800s at England’s all-boys Rugby School. The sport begat American football, Gaelic football, Australian rules football and Association football (aka soccer).}}

    See also

    * sire


    * * English irregular verbs