Fa"ther(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fathered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fathering.] 1. To make one's self the father of; to beget.
Cowards father cowards, and base things sire base.Shak.
2. To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for (a statement, policy, etc.).
Men of witSwift.
Often fathered what he writ.
3. To provide with a father.
Think you I am no stronger than my sex,Shak.
Being so fathered and so husbanded ?
To father on
To father upon, to ascribe to, or charge upon, as one's offspring or work; to put or lay upon as being responsible. "Nothing can be so uncouth or extravagant, which may not be fathered on some fetch of wit, or some caprice of humor."
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