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 for To father upon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Father \Fa"ther\, 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.
                                                    --Shak.
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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.          --Swift.
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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 ?  --Shak.
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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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