give birth to (someone or something)

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give birth to (someone or something)

1. To birth a baby. Angela gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last night.
2. To bring something into existence. The technological advances gave birth to the Industrial Revolution.
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give birth to someone or something

 
1. Lit. to have a child; [for an animal] to bring forth young. She gave birth to a baby girl. The cat gave birth to a large number of adorable kittens.
2. Fig. to bring forth a new idea, an invention, a nation, etc. The company gave birth to a new technology. The basic idea of participatory democracy gave birth to a new nation.
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give birth to

1. Bear a child, as in She gave birth to her first child exactly at midnight. [Early 1800s]
2. Also, give rise to. Be the cause or origin of. For example, His hobby gave birth to a very successful business, or The economic situation gave rise to widespread dissatisfaction. The first term dates from the early 1700s, the second from the late 1700s.
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give ˈbirth (to somebody/something)

produce a baby or young animal: She died shortly after giving birth.Mary gave birth to a healthy baby girl. ♢ (figurative) It was the study of history that gave birth to the social sciences.
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give birth to

1. To bear as offspring.
2. To be the origin of: a hobby that gave birth to a successful business.
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References in classic literature ?
These are the different sorts of democracies, and such are the causes which necessarily gave birth to them.
Persons, therefore, starting with this natural gift developed by degrees their special aptitudes, till their rude improvisations gave birth to Poetry.
Thus she became a bear and gave birth to a son called Arcas.
When Brahma, or the God of Gods, saith the Shaster, resolved to recreate the world after one of its periodical dissolutions, he gave birth to Vishnoo, to preside over the work; but the Vedas, or mystical books, whose perusal would seem to have been indispensable to Vishnoo before beginning the creation, and which therefore must have contained something in the shape of practical hints to young architects, these Vedas were lying at the bottom of the waters; so Vishnoo became incarnate in a whale, and sounding down in him to the uttermost depths, rescued the sacred volumes.
It gave birth to a competition between the States which created a kind of auction for men.
There is no denying it," said the duchess; "but still, if we are to believe the history of Don Quixote that has come out here lately with general applause, it is to be inferred from it, if I mistake not, that you never saw the lady Dulcinea, and that the said lady is nothing in the world but an imaginary lady, one that you yourself begot and gave birth to in your brain, and adorned with whatever charms and perfections you chose.
When, after her separation from her husband, she gave birth to her only child, the child had died almost immediately, and the family of Madame Stahl, knowing her sensibility, and fearing the news would kill her, had substituted another child, a baby born the same night and in the same house in Petersburg, the daughter of the chief cook of the Imperial Household.
A Russian lady gave birth to a child in the Red Sea during her visit to Hurghada - photo compiled by Egypt Today CAIRO - 13 March 2018: A Russian tourist gave birth in Dahab's Red Sea on March 10, 2018.
This is also where she gave birth to her two older kids.
She gave birth to her first child, also a girl, in 2014 when she was a member of the House of Representatives.
The brave mother Son Ji-young, 35, naturally gave birth to three healthy boys.
Some 18% born in 1971 Among women born in 1981, 18% were aged between 16 and 19 when they first gave birth to a child.
Some 18% born in 1971 1, Among women born in 1981, 18% were aged between 16 and 19 when they first gave birth to a child.
Some 18% born in 1971 women 1, 18% Among born in 1981, were aged between 16 and 19 when they first gave birth to a child.
Some 18% born in 1971 childless Among women born in 1981, 18% were aged between 16 and 19 when they first gave birth to a child.