(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fathered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fathering.] 1. To make one's self the father of; to beget.
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Cowards father cowards, and base things sire base.
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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.).
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Men of wit
Often fathered what he writ.
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3. To provide with a father. [R.]
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Think you I am no stronger than my sex,
Being so fathered and so husbanded ?
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To father on or 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." Barrow.
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