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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


Entailconceive


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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