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English verb: give birth

1. give birth (body) cause to be born

SamplesMy wife had twins yesterday!.

Synonymsbear, birth, deliver, have

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bring forth, produce

Narrower (hyponym)bear, calve, carry, cub, drop, expect, farrow, fawn, foal, gestate, have a bun in the oven, have young, kitten, lamb, litter, pig, pup, twin, whelp


Verb groupbear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven

2. give birth (creation) create or produce an idea

SamplesMarx and Engels gave birth to communism.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

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