- to implore urgently: They besought him to go at once.
- to beg eagerly for; solicit.
- to make urgent appeal: Earnestly did I beseech, but to no avail.
Origin of beseech
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1. pray, petition, supplicate, adjure. 1, 2. entreat, importune.
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Examples from the Web for beseech
On Yom Kippur, Jewish communities fast, confess their sins in the collective “we,” and beseech God for forgiveness.Israeli High Court Judges Let the Oppressed Go Free at Yom Kippur
September 18, 2013
And give me cause, I beseech you, to call you my compassionating friend.
Let me beseech you, Madam, to be the guardian of my reputation!
I beg, I beseech, I implore you, help me and show me the man that stole it.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
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You will break my heart, deary; comfort yourself, I beseech you.
Try, I beseech you, to let Cléante know about the marriage they have decided upon.
- (tr) to ask (someone) earnestly (to do something or for something); beg
C12: see be-, seek; related to Old Frisian besēka
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Word Origin and History for beseech
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