- 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 beseeched
He wrote letters, made phone calls, and beseeched every major pharmaceutical company—not a single one was interested.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
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In the final days of the race, Romney beseeched supporters to engage in a kind of hand-to-hand combat.Team Romney Plays the Electoral Numbers in Frenzied Final Stretch
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She knew now why he had beseeched her to think of him as doing what he thought was right.Spring Street
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In vain, however, had she beseeched him to entrust all to her father.The Young Duke
The comely Anna pounced upon her friend, shook her, chided and beseeched her.The Four Million
I soon made my curiosity known, and beseeched her to gratify it.A Description of Millenium Hall
Of course he begged and beseeched to build it 193 on Coney Island.Samantha at Coney Island
- (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 beseeched
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